(RNS) — What Morrison taught us is that the holy is both radically immanent and transcendent and in too much of our religious and theological thought we focus on the transcendent — at our peril.
(RNS) — The celebrated British novelist Iris Murdoch, who would have turned 100 this week, anticipated young Americans' attempt to find goodness without God.
(The Conversation) — Author Salman Rushdie's book goes to the heart of Muslim religious beliefs and challenges some of the most sensitive tenets.
(RNS) — Though Roth was an avowed atheist, Judaism was a perennial theme in much of his work.
(RNS) Get serious with this list of 10 new or recently released books with religion (or no religion) between the covers.
(RNS) Philip Roth has not 'come home' to the Jewish community. He never really left, writes Rabbi A. James Rudin.
The Italian professor wrote 20 books but was best known for his theology-laden detective story set in a 14th Century monastery.
New York Times columnist David Brooks called Christian Wiman's "My Bright Abyss: Meditation of a Modern Believer" the "best modern book on belief." Here Wiman shares how people of faith can begin accessing the spiritual power of poetry even if, at first, they "just don't get it."
The iconic Christian author addressed the space exploration and aliens at least twice. What he believed may surprise some of his faithful fans.
She was a bestselling author and powerful advocate for education of the poor who transformed Britain's upper class and helped end the slave trade. Thanks to a new biography, you no longer have an excuse for not knowing who she is.
(RNS) In an interview, Pultizer-prize winning writer Marilynne Robinson explained why she thinks Christians are fearful, why she loves John Calvin and whether she’ll join Twitter.
Author and priest Dwight Longenecker argues that the Christian story is more than a myth and the greatest story ever told.
A new study shows that though the Bible's influence is slipping, the book is still highly influential among Americans.
(RNS) "It is Christianity to be gentle, merciful, and forgiving, and to keep those qualities quiet in our own hearts, and never make a boast of them, or of our prayers or of our love of God, but always to show that we love Him by humbly trying to do right in everything." -- Charles Dickens, The Life of Our Lord