Melissa Jones, Ph.D., is a healthcare advocacy writer and adjunct professor of liberal studies at Brandman University in Irvine, California.

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'Tornado God' takes on relationship between divinity, nature, humanity

Book review: Peter J. Thuesen researches storm survivors' gratitude for divine providence through the ages and across religions in an examination of the American struggle with the problem of theodicy — why does a good God permit evil?

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Women of Italian Renaissance health care come out of shadows in new book

Review: It seems strange to assert that a book about Late Renaissance Italian women in health care is relevant to the present global crisis, but striking parallels are found throughout Forgotten Healers: Women and the Pursuit of Health in Late Renaissance Italy by Sharon T. Strocchia of Emory University.

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Book explains how Teilhard fit his faith with his experience

Review: St. Joseph Sr. Kathleen Duffy portrays the Jesuit priest as the patron saint of the struggle to reconcile outdated tenets of a loved faith with burgeoning scientific evidence about the world around us.

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Eastern icons challenge Western notion of Resurrection

Book Review: The authors remind the Latin faithful about what Orthodox believers have embraced for centuries: Christ's resurrection was a universal, communal event.