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  1. Valentine's Day and RomanceRead the original story

    Feb 12, 2017 | Commonweal

    Being "romantic" or "a romantic" means different things to different people. Most commonly, of course, it means valuing the experiences and forms of falling in love and being in love -- what my fifth-grade daughter dismisses, with a grimace, as "all that yucky kissy stuff."

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  2. Staff Pick: 'Augustus'Read the original story

    Dec 30, 2016 | Commonweal

    Chances are if you know John Williams it's through Stoner , his 1965 novel about an obscure literature professor that within the last few years has been called both the "best American novel you haven't read" and an "international literary sensation." Perhaps lesser known is Augustus , his fictionalized account of the life of the first Roman emperor, which won the 1973 National Book Award.

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  3. Holy CitiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 30, 2016 | Commonweal

    In her book on Jerusalem, the religion writer Karen Armstrong notes that "in Hebrew the word for 'holy' means 'other,' 'set apart.' " A holy city, in turn, is somehow other than, and set apart from, other human settlements.

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  4. Pavane For A Dead EmpressRead the original story

    Aug 14, 2016 | Commonweal

    The Turkish tour guide arrived early, just as I was loading my toothbrush with toothpaste. My wife at the time was afraid that if we didn't go right down to the lobby, the tour guide might leave.

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  5. Letter from RomeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 27, 2016 | Commonweal

    The event was the tenth annual gathering of the Ecclesiological Investigations International Research Network, which focused on " Christianity and Religions in China ." Without a doubt the July 20-24 conference pulled many of us from Europe and North America out of our ecclesiastical and professional comfort zones.

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