Johnny Cash and the Paradox of American Identity

Throughout his career, Johnny Cash was depicted — and depicted himself — as a walking contradiction: social protestor and establishment patriot, drugged wildman and...

Who Is Jesus? History in Perfect Tense

In Who is Jesus?, Leander E. Keck discusses the quest for the Jewish Jesus of history and challenges listeners to think seriously not only about Jesus' historical existence but...

Dolphin Mysteries Unlocking the Secrets of Communication

Dolphins have fascinated humans for millennia, giving rise to an abundance of stories and myths about them, yet the actual details of their lives in the sea have remained elusive....

Invisible Listeners Lyric Intimacy in Herbert, Whitman, and Ashbery

When a poet addresses a living person - whether friend or enemy, lover or sister - we recognize the expression of intimacy. But what impels poets to leap across time and space to...

The Civil War as a Theological Crisis

The Civil War was a major turning point in American religious thought, argues Mark A. Noll. Although Christian believers agreed with one another that the Bible was authoritative...

Ruin the Sacred Truths Poetry and Belief from the Bible to the Present

Harold Bloom surveys with majestic view the literature of the West from the Old Testament to Samuel Beckett. He provocatively rereads the Yahwist (or "J") writer, Jeremiah, Job,...

The Genial Gene Deconstructing Darwinian Selfishness

Are selfishness and individuality - rather than kindness and cooperation - basic to biological nature? Does a "selfish gene" create universial sexual conflict? In The Genial Gene,...

Living with History/Making Social Change Stimulating Essays That Offer Rare Insight into the Life Work of One of Our Leading Historians

This stimulating collection of essays in an autobiographical framework encompasses Gerda Lerner's theoretical writing and her organizational work in transforming the history...

The Ice Cave A Woman’s Adventures from the Mojave to the Antarctic

Gripping true adventure stories - from the Mojave to the Antarctic - reveal one woman's wild affair with the EarthFor Lucy Jane Bledsoe, wilderness had always been a source of...

Philosophy and Real Politics

Many contemporary political thinkers are gripped by the belief that their task is to develop an ideal theory of rights or justice for guiding and judging political actions. But in...

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