Rembrandt’s Act of Recognition - November 6, 2011

Church Attorney Leaves Lawrence Case

Rembrandt and the Face of Jesus
Reviews of the exhibit and the book by Dennis Raverty and Garwood P. Anderson
Rembrandt’s use of a Jewish model for Jesus was unprecedented in Christian art and shocked some people, but using models of the same ethnicity as Jesus was undoubtedly intended by Rembrandt to achieve greater realism.

13 Defending Constantine
by Peter J. Leithart
Review by Review by Mark F.M. Clavier
Judging from the tone of Defending Constantine, perhaps no church historian has been more infuriated by John Howard Yoder and Stanley Hauerwas than Peter J. Leithart, senior fellow of theology at New St. Andrews College and pastor of Trinity Reformed Church in Moscow, Idaho.

14 The Wisdom of Stability
by Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove
Review by Jon Adamson

16 Embracing a Concrete Desert
by Lynne E. Chandler
The Tenth Parallel by Eliza Griswold
Review by Tad de Bordenave

18 The History of Christian Europe
by G.R. Evans
Review by Sarah Apetrei

19 Christmas Books 2011
Gift Ideas from Friends of The Living Church

Catholic Voices
Choose Inclusive Justice
By Leander S. Harding
Bishop Mark J. Lawrence is now the subject of complaints under the revised Title IV that he has abandoned the communion of this church. The list of complaints, dominated by thought crimes and guilt by association, reads like a long-lost text from the Joseph McCarthy era.

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