This Comes of Settling a Country

This Comes of Settling a Country

Freedom by Sebastian Junger Simon & Schuster, 2021. Hardback, 160 pages, $26. Reviewed by Daniel James Sundahl An example of freedom is a bird being let out of a cage, or a prisoner being released from prison after serving a certain amount of time, or a woman...
Americanism and the ‘Roman’ Catholic

Americanism and the ‘Roman’ Catholic

American Catholic: The Politics of Faith During the Cold War by D. G. Hart. Cornell University Press, 2020. Hardback, 280 pages, $29.95 Reviewed by Daniel James Sundahl In 1864, Pope Pius IX issued Syllabus Errorum, outlining heresies opposed to Catholic Church...
Beauty Is the Friendly Voice of God

Beauty Is the Friendly Voice of God

Unearthly Beauty: The Aesthetics of St John Henry Newman by Guy Nicholls. Gracewing, 2019. Hardcover, 352 pages, $36. Reviewed by Daniel James Sundahl It’s good to note at the beginning here that the Rev. Dr. Guy Nicholls is a priest at the Birmingham Oratory and...
Nerve Plasm Palpitations?

Nerve Plasm Palpitations?

Conscience: The Origins of Moral Intuition by Patricia S. Churchland W. W. Norton & Company, 2019. Hardback, $27.95 Reviewed by Daniel James Sundahl A caveat to a common reader who might think to read Patricia Churchland’s Conscience: The Origins of Moral...
Ordinary Time

Ordinary Time

The Mystery of It All: The Vocation of Poetry in the Twilight of Modernity by Paul Mariani Paraclete Press, 2019 Paperback, 240 pages, $25 Review by Daniel James Sundahl There’s a moment in ordinary time when Dr. William Carlos Williams writes of passing a young...

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