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Books & Culture | liberalism | higher education

Faustian Bargains

The Great Books, Religion, and “Higher Education”

January 28, 2022

Books & Culture

God Bless You Please, Mr. Robinson

On April 25, 1719, the English-speaking world was first introduced to The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York, Mariner ... Written by Himself. The immediate reception of this book must have been strange and surprising f...

July 1, 2019

Film | Books & Culture

Religion in the Frame

Earlier this month, the Martin Marty Center, in collaboration with Facets Multimedia, successfully concluded its second annual “Religion in the Frame” film festival. Held at Facets’ cinematheque on the North Side of Chicago, the festival consisted of...

March 14, 2019

Books & Culture

The Sightings Moment

Ed. Note: The Martin Marty Center is thrilled to introduce Sightings: Reflections on Religion in Public Life, published by Eerdmans and edited by Brett Colasacco with an introduction by former director of the Marty Center, W. Clark Gilpin, and a fore...

January 31, 2019

politics | Books & Culture | endurance

Blessed Endurance

We’ve become accustomed to seeing “Breaking News” scroll across our computer screens or televisions, usually in bursting red letters, interrupting our lives on a daily, if not hourly, basis. As cable news outlets compete with one another for our atte...

December 10, 2018

Alan Jacobs | Books & Culture | Christianity | Donald Trump | mainstream media | Peggy Wehmeyer | Richard Mouw | Ross Douthat | Russell Moore | Sarah Pulliam Bailey | Susan Wise Bauer | trolls

Anthropological Confusion, Epistemological Failure: Mainstream Media and Moderate, Orthodox Christians

A recent article on conservative trolls among the roiling White House press corps in The New Yorker can stand for a general ferment of fear and confusion among the Mainstream Media (MSM) in this era of Trumpian turmoil. What has happened to the good ...

April 6, 2017