Philip Jenkins on Ethiopian Martyrs Under Mussolini

Social Sciences

The martyrs of Debre Libanos: In 1937, soldiers and militias slaughtered some 300 Ethiopian monks at one of that country’s holiest religious houses. In this instance, the perpetrators were neither communists nor Islamists but Catholic Italians, serving the fascist regime of Benito Mus­solini.  Christians have always remembered their mar­tyrs, but they do so selectively.

Literature: Reading Culture and the Church

Lit, Journalism, Perf Arts

Love of Literature Feeds Karen Swallow Prior’s Faith: “There is a literary way of approaching not just literature, but culture and the church,” says this English professor at Liberty University, author, pro-life activist, and research fellow with the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention—all roles that require her to share her faith […]

Reforming the Practice of Medicine with the Ancient Traditions

The Finest Traditions of My Calling: One Physician’s Search for the Renewal of Medicine by Abraham Nussbaum (Yale University Press, 2016) — “Most books on medicine either completely ignore Christianity (and assume medicine started in the 20th century) or see it as a tactic for converting patients. But here, faith is a surprising source of hope. […]

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