Book Review

“The Bookcase” Spring-Summer 2019 Issue

The Right Side of History: How Reason and Moral Purpose Made the West Great, by Ben Shapiro (Broadside, 2019). This…

The World Turned, but in What Direction? Review of Jacobs’ The Year of Our Lord 1943

In 1943, the tide of World War II shifted against the Axis powers, but as the Allies advanced, many began…

The Just War Idea and America’s Wars: Eric Patterson’s Just American Wars: Ethical Dilemmas in US Military History

American thinkers initiated the recovery of the just war idea and its use in contemporary debate on ethics and the…

China’s Plan for a New World Order: Review of Maçães’ Belt and Road
China’s Plan for a New World Order: Review of Maçães’ Belt and Road

Resolution to America and China’s tit-for-tat trade war seems improbable for now. Last month the disputes continued when China retaliated…

Neither Babel nor Beast: Review of Leithart’s Between Babel and Beast
Neither Babel nor Beast: Review of Leithart’s Between Babel and Beast

We need a theological critique of American nationalism and the way it shapes the American foreign policy. Such a work…

Pondering the Glory of America: Wilfred M. McClay’s Land of Hope: An Invitation to the Great American Story
Pondering the Glory of America: Wilfred M. McClay’s Land of Hope: An Invitation to the Great American Story

Americans are a morally ambitious, aspirational people. They are also a pragmatic people. These two qualities often find themselves at…

A Presbyterian in Orthodox Russia: Review of John Burgess’ Holy Rus’
A Presbyterian in Orthodox Russia: Review of John Burgess’ Holy Rus’

Pittsburgh Theological Seminary professor John Burgess’ Holy Rus’: The Rebirth of Orthodoxy in the New Russia is a broad survey…

More than a Big Fish: Review of Tim Keller’s Prodigal Prophet
More than a Big Fish: Review of Keller’s Prodigal Prophet

A version of this book review of Timothy Keller’s Prodigal Prophet first appeared in the Winter 2019 issue of Providence‘s…

Losing the Miracle: A Review of Suicide of the West

Over 180 years ago, a 28-year-old Abraham Lincoln reflected on the dangers facing the United States in his Young Man’s…