The Death and Life of Jane Jacobs’s Hometown

The Death and Life of Jane Jacobs’s Hometown

Jane Jacobs’s First City: Learning from Scranton, Pennsylvania By Glenna Lang. New Village Press, 2021. Hardcover, 468 Pages, $39.95. Reviewed by Josh Bowman. Places, for better or worse, are a part of who we are and who we become. Along with our faith and families of...
The Destruction of American Social Cohesion

The Destruction of American Social Cohesion

The Plot to Change America: How Identity Politics is Dividing the Land of the Free  By Mike Gonzalez.  Encounter Books, 2020. Hardcover, 224 pages, $28.99. Reviewed by Jeffrey Folks. The Plot to Change America: How Identity Politics is Dividing the Land of the Free is...
Ted McAllister’s Place: A Memorial Tribute

Ted McAllister’s Place: A Memorial Tribute

By Bruce P. Frohnen. Ted V. McAllister died on January 27 after a long, hard-fought battle with cancer. A native Oklahoman, he spent most of his career living in Moorpark (culturally quite distant from Los Angeles) while teaching at the Pepperdine University School of...
Losing Homer

Losing Homer

Homer: The Very Idea By James I. Porter. University of Chicago Press, 2021. Hardcover, 280 pages, $27.50. Reviewed by Jesse Russell. In 2011 Harvard Professor of English and noted historicist critic Stephen Greenblatt published The Swerve. In this fascinating, if...
Psalms for Heaven, Earth, and Everywhere In Between

Psalms for Heaven, Earth, and Everywhere In Between

Christian Poetry In America Since 1940: An Anthology Edited by Micah Mattix and Sally Thomas. Iron Pen/Paraclete Press, 2022. Paperback, 208 pages, $25. Reviewed by Steven Knepper.  Christian Poetry In America Since 1940 begins with a proclamation: “There has been a...

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