Posts tagged "THE CRITICAL FAITH"

Angels in the Material World

The angels — or, at least, the critics — are already singing the praises of HBO’s yet-to-air, six-hour adapatation of Angels in America, Tony Kushner’s epic play about Reagan, AIDS, Roy Cohn, and (naturally) God. But much of the mainstream press simply nods toward the play’s theological concerns. Chris Jones of The Chicago Tribune, though, understands that angels are more than harpists...

Sex and God and Religion Writing

Novelists bring us the news journalists fail to convey: sex and religion are in many ways two names for the same impulse. Cynthia Ozick distills this intriguing truth from Christian counterpart John Updike, in a lengthy review of of Updike’s short stories for The New York Times Book Review. “What is notable, and curious, in Updike,” writes Ozick, “is...