Spring 2019 | Volume 37, Issue 1
The Books Issue
Books. They fill our bookcases and threaten to overtake our nightstands. They pair just as well with a lazy weekend as they do a rush-hour commute. They bring us to new worlds and introduce us to new voices. The bookish life is a celebration of curiosity and a humble proclamation that there is always more to learn. So we have dedicated this issue to Comment's love affair with books. The pieces in this issue, in departure from the usual practice, won't be connected by a single theme, expect perhaps their common tribute to the appeal of miscellany. So settle into your favourite reading chair and join us, and guest editor John Wilson, in the noble pursuit of a literary life.
Editorial: In Praise of Miscellany
Because life has its odds and ends.
An annotated reading of your world.
Headquarters: The 2019 Ross and Davis Mitchell Prize
Updates from Cardus on the renewal of social architecture.
Prophet of the Human-Built World: An Introduction to John Ruskin
Linking our prayers and our purchases, our art and our labour.
Can Churches Come in from the Cold War?
The way North American churches reacted to the pressures of power decades ago still haunts them.
A Migrant Invasion?
Beyond platitudes and towards policy on immigration.
The Armenian Option
What might a North American Christianity inspired by Armenia look like?
History tells of the past, how we write it tells of the present.
The Age of Anti-Biography
Widening our view of life stories.
The Future of Church-Race Relations
Why looking back might be the best way for the church to look ahead.
The Elusive Common Good
A flawed but useful case for modest consensus.
Twelve Rules for the Bookish Life
(Of course, the bookish life needs no rules.)