Archives for May 2005

Time Tested Truths

THE ROYAL ROAD TO JOY: THE BEATITUDES AND THE EUCHARIST. By David Bird, O.S.B. (Hilldebrand Books, University of St. Mary of the Lake/ Mundelein Seminary, 1000 East Maple, Mundelein, IL 60060, 249 pp. PB. $24.00.

A series of informed reflections, Father Bird’s insightful meditations on the seven beatitudes examine these teachings from the Sermon on the Mount not as abstract principles or theoretical ideas but as practical wisdom and time-tested t … [Read more...]

Using Religion to Validate Policy

RELIGION IN AMERICA SINCE 1945: A HISTORY. By Patrick Allitt (Columbia University Press, 61 West 62nd St., New York, N.Y. 10023, 2003), 265 pp. $30.00.

Religion In America Since 1945: A History, by Patrick Allitt, a professor of history at Emory University, is part of the Columbia University series focusing on the American experience after World War II. The book provides a panorama of the … [Read more...]