The new January/February issue of Touchstone is one that you should not miss. So if you are not already print subscriber to Touchstone, sign up before this coming Friday, Dec. 17, and you will be added to the mailing list for this issue. Why am I so enthusiastic about this issue? It’s a very rich and rewarding array of articles related to family and marriage.
It includes: Vigen Guroian’s provocative “Let No Man Join Together: An Orthodox Christian View of a Besieged Sacrament” and what “gay marriage” may force Christian churches to do.
Alice von Hildebrand’s wonderful exploration, launched by her childhood memories of walking along the seashore in her native Belgium, meditating on Pascal’s Pensees: “Two Souls, One Flesh: The Divine Invention of Man & Marriage is a Prodigious Mystery”
Allan Carlson’s tour-de-force: "Sanger’s Triumph: How Planned Parenthood’s Founder Played the Christians—and Won" (I was shocked by what Billy Sunday and Moody Monthly said about the Pope)
Nathan Schlueter writes insightfully and poetically on “The Romance of Domesticity: Marriage Thrives in Reality, Not in Our Dreams,” something Madame Bovary never knew, but we can.
A special report on “The UN’s Plan for Your Family” by Stephen Baskerville that you, and your Senators, need to know about.
That’s not all: You’ll also read James Hitchcock: Just How Special Was the Election of 2010? (He may surprise you)
Ken Myers of Mars Hills Audio, in his popular “Contours of Culture” series, asks, “Who Strangled God?”
Kathie Johnson begins a new Touchstone series on books for children called “First Books.”
S. M. Hutchens provocatively admits the power of what he calls “The Jewish Indictment” of Christianity.
PLUS another Anthony Esolen feature you will not want to miss: “Secular Grendel” on the 800-pound monster in the room few want to talk about.