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MASTER OF THEOLOGICAL STUDIES AT LOYOLA UNIVERSITY MARYLAND Loyola’s graduate program in Theological Studies nurtures a collegial atmosphere in which rigorous, lively debate and intellectual generosity flourish. · Faculty internationally recognized for scholarly excellence · Study Scripture, Historical Theology, Systematic Theology/Doctrine, Comparative Theology, Ethics and Culture · Two-year, Full-time Program ······································································

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Commonweal november 14, 2014  •  volume 141  • Number 18

Upfront Letters Editorial Columnist Married to the Past What law can and cannot do Short Takes Browsers Welcome France vs. Amazon Articles Blessings in Disguise The unfashionable genius of Marilynne Robinson The High Road Scotland debates the commonweal Film Gone Girl fall Books The Liar’s Wife by Mary Gordon My Struggle by Karl Ove Knausgaard Christ Actually by James Carroll Fields of Blood by Karen Armstrong The Nuns of Sant’Ambrogio by Hubert Wolf Political Order and Political Decay by Francis Fukuyama Poetry Rilkean Dream the Last Word The Divine Spark

4  More on that ’70s church 5  Pope Frank 6  Cathleen Kaveny

8  Albert Wu

12  Anthony Domestico 18  William Storrar

22  Richard Alleva 24  Cassandra Nelson 27  John Wilson 29  George Dennis O’Brien 31  Molly Farneth 33  Thomas Noble 36  Charles R. Morris

20  Wally Swist 38  Kathleen Moore


Commonweal Magazine - Nov 14th, 2014