Topic: Literature and the Arts

  • “Mary, Mother of Jesus,” a movie airing on NBC, puts a distinctly feminist face on an extraordinary woman largely neglected in the Bible. More

    November 12, 1999 | 0 Comments

  • These terrifying – or sometimes whimsical – sculptures decorate the outside of many cathedrals and houses of worship. But what are they doing there? More

    October 29, 1999 | 0 Comments

  • Following the Columbine High shootings, the film industry wrestled with whether the violence it presents on the screen encourages violent behavior in real life. Father Ellwood Kieser does think Hollywood bears some responsibility for society's violence. His calling, he says, is nothing less than to persuade America's entertainment industry to celebrate human values as well as money.

    July 9, 1999 | 0 Comments

  • November 27, 1998 | 0 Comments

  • The late C. S. Lewis was one of the most influential and beloved Christian writers in this century. Our critic, Martha Bayles, recently traveled to England to examine Lewis’s legacy. More

    November 27, 1998 | 0 Comments

  • British painter Stanley Spencer saw God in everything and painted biblical scenes set in his small hometown of Cookham. Now, for the first time in its history, Washington, DC’s Hirshhorn Museum is presenting an exhibit on Spencer and his religious art. More

    November 7, 1997 | 0 Comments

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