Marilynne Robinson engages primary texts to write in depth about such subjects as Darwinism, Calvinism, and evolution, topics common in public discourse but seldom engaged with so much substance. She argues for a more open and mysterious definition of “mind” than is common in modern thought.
Richard Florida argues that we are in the midst of a “great reset,” a “broad and fundamental transformation of the economic and social order that involves much more than strictly economic or financial events.”
Roman Catholic theologian Paul F. Knitter’s provocatively titled book is remarkable both for its intellectual boldness and its personal humility. In this book, Knitter courageously and creatively uses the insights of another religious tradition to better embrace his own.
It is easy to react against Hedges’ diatribes but difficult to argue with his conclusions. Though perhaps not as insightful as his previous book, Empire of Illusion, Death of the Liberal Class is a bracing, sometimes terrifying read.
Turkle writes that she was once optimistic and hopeful about the positive potentials of technology. But after interviewing hundreds of people, she is becoming more and more concerned about how we are being shaped, changed, and formed by technology.
Sara Miles shares the liberal critique of a Christianity stultified by its preoccupation with doctrine and institutional maintenance. But she comes to this critique through her conversion at the communion table, and the experience of God as “a force blowing uncontrollably through the world.”