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ABOUT THIS ISSUE: November/December, 1995

ARTICLE: Can the New Jesus Save Us?

ARTICLE: Foreordained Failure

ARTICLE: Mere Creatures of the State?

ARTICLE: Race Doesn't Matter

ARTICLE: Hollywood Goes East

ARTICLE: Belfast: Tense with Peace

ARTICLE: Public Religions in the Modern World

ARTICLE: Confessions of a Bible Translator

ARTICLE: A Well-Versed Pope

ARTICLE: The Romance of American Psychology

ARTICLE: Congregation: The Journey Back to Church

ARTICLE: American Congregations

ARTICLE: The Black Churches of Brooklyn

ARTICLE: The Feminist Question

ARTICLE: The Stories of Vladimir Nabokov

ARTICLE: The Baltimore Book Dump



READINGS: Trust: The Social Virtues and the Creation of Prosperity

READINGS: Remembering the Christian Past


James D. Bratt, chair of the Department of History at Calvin College, is the author of several books, including "Dutch Calvinism: A History of a Conservative Subculture."

Rodney Clapp is academic and general books editor at InterVarsity Press.

Michael Cromartie is senior fellow in Protestant studies and director of the Evangelical Studies Project at the Ethics and Public Policy Center. He is the editor of "Disciples and Democracy: Religious Conservatives and the Future of American Politics" and "Creation at Risk? Religion and the New Environmentalism" (forthcoming from Eerdmans).

Edward E. Ericson, Jr., is professor of English at Calvin College. His essay on Michael Lind and religious conservatism appears in "The American Enterprise" (November/December 1995).

C. Stephen Evans is William Spoelhof Scholar and Professor of Philosophy at Calvin College. His book "The Historical Christ and the Jesus of Faith: The Incarnational Narrative as History" is forthcoming from Oxford University Press. He contributed the entries on Kierkegaard and angst to the newly published "Cambridge Encyclopedia of Philosophy," edited by Robert Audi.

Phillip Johnson is professor of law at the University of California, Berkeley. His most recent book is "Reason in the Balance: The Case Against Naturalism in Science, Law & Education."

Stanton L. Jones is chair of the Department of Psychology at Wheaton College (Ill.). His article "A Constructive Relationship for Religion with the Science and Profession of Psychology" was published in "American Psychologist" 49 (March 1994).

Ric Machuga is professor of philosophy at Butte College.

Frederica Mathewes-Green is a columnist for Religion News Service and "World" magazine (where she also serves as national correspondent).

Mark Noll is McManis Professor of Christian Thought at Wheaton College (Ill.). He is a contributor to the volume "Knowledge and Belief in America: Enlightenment Traditions and Modern Thought," edited by William M. Shea and Peter A. Huff.

Virginia Stem Owens, director of the Milton Center at Kansas Newman College, is the author of many books, including "Assault on Eden: A Memoir of Communal Life in the Early '70s," first published in 1977 and just reissued with a new preface.

Daniel Taylor is professor of English at Bethel College (Minn.). His books include "The Myth of Certainty," "Letters to My Children," and "The Healing Power of Stories: Creating Yourself Through the Stories of Your Life" (forthcoming from Doubleday).

Mary Stewart Van Leeuwen, professor of psychology and resident scholar at the Center for Christian Women in Leadership at Eastern College, is the author of "Gender and Grace: Love, Work, and Parenting in the Modern World."

Larry Woiwode is the author of many books, including most recently "Acts" and "Silent Passengers." Earlier this year he received the Award of Merit for the Short Story from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Ashley Woodiwiss is assistant professor of political science at Wheaton College (Ill.). His current research is analyzing the relationship between modernity and Christian political thought.

Robert Wuthnow is Gerhard R. Andlinger Professor of Social Sciences and director of the Center for the Study of American Religion at Princeton University. He is the author of many books, including the recently published "Learning to Care: Elementary Kindness in an Age of Indifference."

Copyright (c) 1995 Christianity Today, Inc./BOOKS AND CULTURE Review


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