first-century Palestine. But then late in the year came the thoughtful meditations of Ron Dart, Erasmus: Wild Bird. If Chesterton is ever canonized, it will be for this booknot, as one might suspect from the title, because he offers in it a rousing defense of the Faith, but because his approach to those with whom he disagrees on a variety of issues. A re-read in the year marking the 500 anniversary of the beginning of the Protestant Reformation. It is a journey the cardinal graciously shares with his readers. I flew through this, absorbing the fascinating attempts by two companies to make the gods and demigods of the ancient world and the saints and martyrs of the medieval world into essay on social campaign through social networking sites the heroes and superheroes of the modern and post-modern world.
First they came for the Iranians - Scott Aaronson
The Best Books I Read in 2017
Stove: This was a year when, because I was completing a musicology degree at Monash University in Melbourne, I needed to ration very strictly all reading for pleasure (I likewise rationed listening for pleasure, movie-going for pleasure, and so forth). Its protagonist is Father Yannaros, an Orthodox priest whose son has joined the communist rebels (the communists and nationalists are depicted as equally cruel). Stravinskas: One of the pleasures of being a periodical editor is the number of books that get sent your way for potential reviews. The Pedagogy of Innocent Suffering, by Blessed Carlo Gnocchi. Wiley gives both a rationale for this vision and plenty of advice on accomplishing. Edwards talked about his extraordinary memoir, Just Right: A Life in Pursuit of Liberty (Wilmington, DE: ISI Books, 2017 detailing his life from a wannabe expat in Paris to spokesman of conservative politics from Goldwater to the present. Mencken (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2016). Whenever I come across a cleric in books or films, I brace for the worstfor the stereotypical villain or all-around unpleasant person. But thats a bit of a quibble trying to work itself up into a review. Candace Millards Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine, and the Murder of a President was never on my list.