January / February 2019 Issue

The Spiritual Lessons of Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address by Douglas Lavine

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This was no “mission accomplished” speech, no self-congratulatory paean to the victor, by the victor. It was the opposite: a humble, unadorned statement by Lincoln of how he viewed the war in its larger, deeper sense.

On Pilgrimage to Jerusalem by Jonathan Parkes Allen

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In medieval Western European maps of the world, Jerusalem is depicted as lying at the center of everything, the “navel of the universe.” If medieval cartographers were rather foggy about the distant…