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James Carroll

Entries by James Carroll

The Abolition of Abolition

(2) Comments | Posted December 11, 2014 | 9:39 AM

How the President Who Pledged to Banish Nuclear Weapons Is Enabling Their Renewal

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Mark these days. A long-dreaded transformation from hope to doom is taking place as the United States of America ushers the world onto the no-turning-back road of nuclear perdition. Once,...

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Why Do Christians Need to Believe in the Incarnation?

(411) Comments | Posted December 2, 2014 | 12:00 PM

Here is the question, finally: Why do Christians need to believe in the Incarnation? "The point of incarnation language," the Catholic theologian Roger Haight writes, "is that Jesus is one of us, that what occurred in Jesus is the destiny of human existence itself: et homo factus est. Jesus is...

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The Disappearance of the Nightmare Arab: How a Revolution of Hope Is Changing the Way Americans Look at Islam

(72) Comments | Posted March 9, 2011 | 3:36 PM

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Since 2001, Americans have been living with a nightmare Arab, a Muslim monster threatening us to the core, chilling our souls with the cry, “God is great!” Yet after two months of world-historic protest and rebellion in streets and squares across the Arab world, we...

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Cheer, Cheer for Old Notre Dame

(2) Comments | Posted May 14, 2009 | 4:07 PM

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A War of Words That Folds Neatly into the New Century's War of Weapons

President Obama goes to Notre Dame University this Sunday to deliver the commencement address and receive an honorary degree, the ninth U.S. president to be so honored. The...

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