The Faith of the Author of “The Assassination of Jessie James by the Coward Robert Ford” (I love prepositional phrases!)

An interview with Ron Hansen, the acclaimed novelist who wrote Mariette in Ecstasy and The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, has just been posted at The Christian Century.Hansen's work has also been published in Image.(H/T to Darrel Manson for the link.) … [Read more...]

Reasons to Argue, Not to Censor

  What? Philip Pullman? Again? The Christian Century joins the party with a cover story on Pullman, after most of the partygoers are gone. But I think there's still some punch in the punchbowl... for those still up for throwing some punches...These books are a gripping account of a story that is familiar in our culture: organized religion is bad and dangerous, self-reliance and heroic work are good and redemptive. For many readers, this story will ring true. Many other readers will … [Read more...]


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