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  1. American Gun (2002 Film)
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    Aristocrats at Bay (Review)
    The Decline and Fall of the British Aristocracy, by David Cannadine
    1. The Decline and Fall of the British Aristocracy by David Cannadine
    First Things, August/September 1991, p. 54
  3. Articles
    Auden and the Limits of Poetry
    First Things, August/September 2001, pp. 26-31
  4. Books
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    Auden at the Opera (Review)
    W.H. Auden and Chester Kallman, by Edward Mendelson, W.H. Auden, and Chester Kallman, ...
    1. W.H. Auden and Chester Kallman by Edward Mendelson, W.H. Auden, and Chester Kallman, ...
    The American Scholar, Spring 1994, pp. 287-294
  5. Auden's Local Culture
    The Hudson Review, Winter 1995, pp. 543-568
  6. Articles
    To Be a Christian College
    First Things, April 2006, pp. 17-20
  7. A Bible Fit for Children
    First Things, May 1997, pp. 22-27
  8. A Bible for Everyone
    First Things, December 2003, pp. 10-13
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    The Bible Tells Me So (Review)
    People of the Book, by David Lyle Jeffrey
    1. People of the Book by David Lyle Jeffrey
    First Things, October 1997, pp. 64-67
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    Book of Books (Review)
    God's Secretaries, by Adam Nicolson
    1. God's Secretaries by Adam Nicolson
    The Weekly Standard, July 7, 2003, pp. 36-37
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    Briefly Noted (Review)
    Jack: A Life of C.S. Lewis, by George Sayer
    1. Jack: A Life of C.S. Lewis by George Sayer
    First Things, December 1994, p. 64
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    Briefly Noted (Review)
    James Joyce, by Edna O'Brien
    1. James Joyce by Edna O'Brien
    First Things, April 2000, p. 73
  13. Opinion
    The Code Breakers
    First Things, August 2006, pp. 14-16
  14. Correspondence
    First Things, November 1994, pp. 2-6
  15. Correspondence
    First Things, February 1995, pp. 2-6
  16. Opinion
    David Byrne and the Curse of "Lifestyle"
    First Things, January 1991, pp. 8-10
  17. Books & Arts
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    The Devil in Scotland (Review)
    The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner, by James Hogg
    1. The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner by James Hogg
    The Weekly Standard, March 31, 2003, pp. 33-35
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    The Devil's Party (3 Reviews)
    The Golden Compass, by Philip Pullman
    1. The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
    2. The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman
    3. The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman
    The Weekly Standard, October 23, 2000, pp. 39-43
  19. Donald Davie: 1922-1995
    The American Scholar, Autumn 1997, pp. 579-584
  20. Dorothy Osborne
    English literature's best unrediscovered woman writer
    The Weekly Standard, December 10, 2001, pp. 37-38
  21. Down for Life (2009 Film)
  22. Dowsing in Scripture
    First Things, October 1995, pp. 16-17
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    Family Virtues (Review)
    The De-Moralization of Society, by Gertrude Himmelfarb
    1. The De-Moralization of Society by Gertrude Himmelfarb
    The American Scholar, Autumn 1995, pp. 630-632
  24. The First Indian Nukes
    The Weekly Standard, June 1, 1998, pp. 16-17
  25. Review Essay
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    Friendship and Its Discontents (Review)
    Norton Book of Friendship, by Eudora Welty and Ronald A. Sharp
    1. Norton Book of Friendship by Eudora Welty and Ronald A. Sharp
    First Things, December 1992, pp. 42-46
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    George Eliot (Review)
    Good Without God
    1. George Eliot: The Last Victorian by Kathryn Hughes
    First Things, April 2000, pp. 50-54
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    God and Mr. Wood (Review)
    The Book Against God, by James Wood
    1. The Book Against God by James Wood
    The Weekly Standard, August 18, 2003, p. 33
  28. Books & Arts
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    God and the Gulag (Review)
    Alexander Solzhenitsyn, by D.M. Thomas
    1. Alexander Solzhenitsyn by D.M. Thomas
    The Weekly Standard, February 23, 1998, pp. 31-34
  29. Books & Arts
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    The God of the Bestseller List (7 Reviews)
    Conversations with God, Book One, by Neale Donald Walsch
    1. Conversations with God, Book One by Neale Donald Walsch
    2. A Return to Love by Marianne Williamson
    3. Chicken Soup for the Soul by Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen
    4. Closer to the Light by Melvin Morse, Paul Perry, and Raymond A. Moody
    5. Embraced by the Light by Betty J. Eadie and Curtis Taylor
    6. Life After Life by Raymond A. Moody, Jr.
    7. In the Meantime by Iyanla Vanzant
    The Weekly Standard, December 6, 1999, pp. 31-35
  30. Review Essay
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    Harry Potter's Magic (3 Reviews)
    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, by J.K. Rowling
    1. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling
    2. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling
    3. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
    First Things, January 2000, pp. 35-38
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    The Horror! The Horror! (Review)
    Ambrosio; or The Monk, by Matthew Gregory Lewis
    1. Ambrosio; or The Monk by Matthew Gregory Lewis
    The Weekly Standard, February 3, 2003, pp. 40-42
  32. In on the Kill
    First Things, February 1997, pp. 17-18
  33. Iris Murdoch's Go(o)d
    First Things, February 1995, pp. 32-36
  34. Just One Night (2000 Film)
  35. Leon Kass and the Genesis of Wisdom
    First Things, June/July 2003, pp. 30-34
  36. Books
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    Lewis Reimagined (Review)
    C. S. Lewis Then and Now, by Wesley A. Kort
    1. C. S. Lewis Then and Now by Wesley A. Kort
    First Things, March 2002, pp. 47-49
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    The Liberal Neoplatonist? (Review)
    Existentialists and Mystics, by Iris Murdoch
    1. Existentialists and Mystics by Iris Murdoch
    First Things, January 1999, pp. 57-60
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    Life's Value (Review)
    The Children of Men, by P.D. James
    1. The Children of Men by P.D. James
    First Things, August/September 1993, pp. 48-49
  39. Review Essays
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    Martha Nussbaum, Poets' Defender (Review)
    Poetic Justice, by Martha C. Nussbaum
    1. Poetic Justice by Martha C. Nussbaum
    First Things, October 1996, pp. 37-41
  40. Books & Arts
    Narnia Business
    C.S. Lewis at 100
    The Weekly Standard, April 20, 1998, pp. 31-34
  41. The Narnian (2005)
    The Life and Imagination of C.S. Lewis
    4 Reviews
  42. Narrating Ethics
    First Things, May 2001, pp. 37-44
  43. Nina Takes a Lover (1995 Film)
  44. Not A Boast But Necessity
    Judaism, Fall 1992, p. 333
  45. Books
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    Only Connect (Review)
    Le Ton Beau de Marot, by Douglas R. Hofstadter
    1. Le Ton Beau de Marot by Douglas R. Hofstadter
    First Things, November 1997, pp. 43-46
  46. Original Sin (2008)
    A Cultural History
    1 Review
  47. Review Essay
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    Preachers Without Poetry (Review)
    American Sermons, by Michael Warner
    1. American Sermons by Michael Warner
    First Things, August/September 1999, pp. 49-53
  48. To Read and to Live
    First Things, June/July 1993, pp. 24-31
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    Briefly Noted (Review)
    Reclaiming Dietrich Bonhoeffer, by Charles Marsh
    1. Reclaiming Dietrich Bonhoeffer by Charles Marsh
    First Things, August/September 1997, p. 72
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    Poetry (Review)
    Black Lamb and Grey Falcon, by Rebecca West
    1. Black Lamb and Grey Falcon by Rebecca West
    First Things, March 2000, p. 47
  51. Robert Alter's Fidelity
    First Things, August 2005, pp. 22-26
  52. Salman Rushdie Gets Religion
    First Things, January 1992, pp. 27-33
  53. The Second Coming of C.S. Lewis
    First Things, November 1994, pp. 27-30
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    Selah (Review)
    Words to God's Music, by Laurance Wieder
    1. Words to God's Music by Laurance Wieder
    The Weekly Standard, June 16, 2003, p. 33
  55. Shaming the Devil (2004)
    Essays in Truthtelling
    2 Reviews
  56. Opinion
    Signs and Wonders
    First Things, December 1993, p. 5
  57. Sinbad: Beyond the Veil of Mists (2000 Film)
  58. Suya Wars
    First Things, May 1992, pp. 17-19
  59. A Tale of Two Stanleys
    First Things, June/July 1994, pp. 18-20
  60. A Visit to Vanity Fair (2001)
    Moral Essays on the Present Age
    2 Reviews
  61. What Narrative Theology Forgot
    First Things, August/September 2003, pp. 25-29
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