History

Babelic America? A Response to Paul D. Miller
Babelic America? A Response to Paul D. Miller

I am grateful to Paul D. Miller for his recent review of “Between Babel and Beast.” Some of his criticisms hit home, some miss the mark. I respond to a few.

Religious Freedom in Muslim and Christian Lands: Review of Philpott’s Religious Freedom in Islam and Wilken’s Liberty in the Things of God
Religious Freedom in Muslim and Christian Lands: Review of Philpott’s Religious Freedom in Islam and Wilken’s Liberty in the Things of God

It is a common misconception that Christianity is historically the bastion of and main cheerleader for religious freedom and Islam…

Democracy Won’t Save the Middle East’s Religious Minorities
Democracy Won’t Save the Middle East’s Religious Minorities

In the fate of Egypt and its Christians, we should read one crucial fact: neither democratic nor authoritarian governance delivered anything resembling equal citizenship.

The American Missions in Korea: Complete Success, Completely Forgotten
The American Missions in Korea: Complete Success, Completely Forgotten

The American-led Protestant missions in Korea achieved perhaps the most rapid and complete transformation of a nation in the history of Christianity, but they disappeared into almost complete obscurity by the time that the Korean War forced Americans to pay attention to Korea.

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…

Goodness Happened There: Le Chambon-sur-Lignon against the Holocaust

Over the nearly four years running from December 1940 to September 1944, the inhabitants of the French village of Le…

Stauffenberg and Tresckow: Consciences in Revolt
Valkyrie Revisited​: Stauffenberg and Tresckow, Consciences in Revolt

Last month marked the seventy-fifth anniversary of the failed bombing intended to assassinate the German Führer Adolf Hitler at his…

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…

New York Times Ignores Silwan’s Jewish Origins

To the New York Times, Silwan is just another Palestinian village that the Zionist Settler Colonial Enterprise is undermining, literally. But the village has Jewish origins, and archeological discoveries there are important to both Jews and Christians.