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Joseph Bottum


Joseph Bottum is a writer, composer and former editor-in-chief of First Things magazine.


“The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ”

The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ By Philip Pullman Canongate, 256 pages, $24   Teenage sex will save the world—teenage sex, in all its precocious power, in all its precious emotion, in all its self-confirming belief that, because something is felt so deeply, it must be a deeply meaningful thing. If that seems a somewhat prurient thought for a middle-aged author, it is nonetheless the final revelation of the His Dark Materials trilogy, the set of children’s books written by Philip... Read More