Making a Home Among Monsters and Martians

Making a Home Among Monsters and Martians

Midwestern Strange: Hunting Monsters, Martians, and the Weird in Flyover Country by B. J. Hollars. University of Nebraska Press, 2019. Paperback, 208 pages, $20. Reviewed by Jacob A. Bruggeman It was around the time of my ninth birthday that I realized the Loch...
Metaphysics for a Broken Western World

Metaphysics for a Broken Western World

The Discovery of Being and Thomas Aquinas: Philosophical and Theological Perspectives Edited by Christopher M. Cullen, SJ and Franklin T. Harkins. Catholic University of America Press, 2019. Hardcover, 320 pages, $75. Reviewed by Gerard T. Mundy The Western world...
Faith and Works and the Novel

Faith and Works and the Novel

The Decline of the Novel by Joseph Bottum. St. Augustine’s Press, 2019. Hardcover, 153 pages, $25. Reviewed by Trevor C. Merrill In this wide-ranging essay, Joseph Bottum has managed to turn a stale topic—the death of the novel—into fresh cultural criticism, arguing...
Scientism Is Not Science

Scientism Is Not Science

By Pedro Blas González Scientism, Science, and Technology Scientism is not science but an ideology that reduces man’s hope and aspiration to the scientific method. Scientism promises postmodern man an alarming sense of control over the here-and-now. Scientism, along...

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