James P. Cahill is a writer and teacher from Chicago. He teaches history and religion at St. Francis Xavier School in Wilmette, Illinois. Book ReviewsCultureJan 07, 2023Book analyzes assumptions about the Magi that shape our experience of Christmas and EpiphanyEric Vanden Eykel helps his readers clear away what we think we already know about the Magi, and to allow us to gaze on the scene with fresh eyes. Book ReviewsCultureOct 29, 2022With martyrs, relics and hair-raising tales, Catholicism makes perfect Halloween fareKyle Smith shows empathy for readers, knowing that "specific stories about specific martyrs would always move people in ways that an abstract account of the dead (no matter how overwhelming a number) simply could not." Book ReviewsOpinionJul 09, 2022Book outlines Herod the Great's 'suspicious, jealous, conniving, homicidal' legacyBruce Chilton's scholarly work provides a vivid portrait of the Holy Land at the time of Jesus and beyond and examines the relationship between religious and political power.