Volume > 1986 July-August

1986 July-August

Letters to the Editor: July-August 1986

Terminology... Intellectually Shabby, Untruthful, Spiritually Tacky, Etc... The Ugly Side of Buddhism... A Case of Courage... For Capital Punishment... The Man Behind The Articles... Inspiring Professor... No Smelly Ideologies... and more

READ ARTICLE
Weakness Amid Strength: The Roman Catholic Paradox

HOW TO ENERGIZE A PASSIVE LAITY

John A. McDermott

We Catholics have nowhere near the influence that our numbers and organization would suggest. Man for man, woman for woman, the U.S. Catholic community has a surprisingly modest impact on American public life.

READ ARTICLE
The New Right & the Pro-life Movement: How Solid is the Marriage?

ON THE RIGHT WING’S “SEAMLESS GARMENT”

Stephen Settle

March for Life organizer Nellie Gray had little patience with those who would solicit pro-life support simply to boost the bomb, bolster corporate profits, or get fluoride out of the water.

READ ARTICLE
Surveillance of the Unborn: A Human Rights Issue

GUEST COLUMN

Marika Wilson Smith

While the March of Dimes may do valuable work toward helping conquer birth defects, other unborn handicapped children are denied life because of its support of prenatal testing.

READ ARTICLE
Thomas Hardy, the Populist

HARVARD DIARY

Robert Coles

When Thomas Hardy’s Jude the Obscure was published, Victorian England was hardly ready to accept that novel’s story of a love affair between cousins.

READ ARTICLE
Praise

A POEM

Lorraine Bochler Eshleman

READ ARTICLE
Trivialized Sex, Cheap Film

A CINEMATIC VIEW

Robert E. Lauder

Hollywood's standard view of sexuality frequently works against a film’s best intentions. Is all the bed-hopping supposed to have any real significance?

READ ARTICLE
Religion & Race in the South

James J. Thompson Jr.

In 1986 the Alabama legislature voted to observe the third Monday of each year in commemoration of both General Lee and Martin Luther King Jr.

READ ARTICLE
Chesterton: A Literary Babe Ruth

Pete Sheehan

GKC won not only a popular following but also the respect and admiration — if not always the agreement — of serious intellectual and literary figures of his time.

READ ARTICLE
Briefly Reviewed: July-August 1986

The Battle for the Trinity: The Debate Over Inclusive God-Language... The Unbound Spirit: God’s Universal Sanctifying Works... Socialism and America... Gazing on Truth: Meditations on Reality... The Courage to Be Chaste

READ ARTICLE