Awaking the theologian (Books) , December 2014, 80
A review of Jonathan Edwards: Writings from the Great Awakening (Library of America) by Jonathan Edwards,Philip F. Gura
Wilkie Collins’s page-turners (Features) , May 2014, 20
The life and work of Wilkie Collins, master of the Victorian page-turner.
Edmund Sears Morgan, 1916–2013 (Notebook) , September 2013, 77
Remembering the great historian, Edmund Sears Morgan.
Liar, liar (Books) , March 2013, 55
A review of Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power by Jon Meacham
Fuller house (Books) , February 2012, 71
A review of The Lives of Margaret Fuller: A Biography by John Matteson
Christian chronicles (Books) , March 2011, 71
A review of Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years by Diarmaid MacCulloch
More an antique Roman (Books) , January 2011, 68
A review of Washington: A Life by Ron Chernow
The many roles of Fanny Kemble (Features) , November 2010, 17
On the life of the great actress & memoirist.
Life of a life raft (Books) , January 2010, 69
A review of Augustine of Hippo: A Life by Henry Chadwick
Lincoln season (Books) , January 2009, 68
On Tried By War: Abraham Lincoln as Commander-in-chief by James M. McPherson
Trollope & the law (Features) , October 2007, 23
On the Victorian novelist and the moral question of defending the guilty.
An American paradox (Books) , September 2006, 129
A review of Rough Crossings: Britain, the Slaves, and the American Revolution by Simon Schama and In the Name of the Father: Washington's Legacy, Slavery, and the Making of a Nation by Francois Furstenberg.
On the march (Books) , June 2005, 81
A review of Liberty & Freedom: A Visual History of America’s Founding Ideas, by David Hackett Fischer.
A democratic & republican religion (Features) , July 2004
The Napoleonic Code (Books) , June 2004, 78
A review of The Age of Napoleon, by Alistair Horne.
Why we won (Books) , May 2004, 66
A review of Washington’s Crossing, by David Hackett Fischer.
Leap of faith (Books) , December 2003, 101
A review of A Leap in the Dark: The Struggle to Create the American Republic, by John E. Ferling.
Big Ben (Books) , October 2002, 67
A review of Benjamin Franklin by Edmund Sears Morgan.
Democracy and pugnacity (Books) , November 2001, 73
A review of Affairs of Honor: National Politics in the New Republic, by Joanne B. Freeman.
From Englishmen to Americans (Books) , April 2001, 66
A review of Inheriting the Revolution, by Joyce Appleby.
The small house (Books) , January 2001, 76
A review of Troubling Confessions: Speaking Guilt in Law and Literature, by Peter Brooks.
Tolle, lege (Books) , March 2000, 70
Review of Augustine Through the Ages: An Encyclopedia, edited by Allan D. Fitzgerald.
Saturated with the word (Books) , October 1999, 67
Review of American Sermons: The Pilgrims to Martin Luther King, Jr., edited by Michael Warner
An unlikely prophet (Books) , January 1999, 70
Review of Mary Baker Eddy by Gillian Gill
Radical moderation (Books) , May 1998, 65
Review of Beyond All Reason: The Radical Assault on Truth in American Law by Daniel A. Farber & Suzanna Sherry
Little Kazin & big God (Books) , March 1998, 69
Review of God & the American Writer by Alfred Kazin
The irony of it all (Books) , January 1998, 64
Review of Modern American Religion by Martin M. Marty
A see of troubles (Books) , January 1997, 68
Review of Thomas Cranmer: A Life by Diarmaid MacCulloch
The millennium mill (Books) , October 1996, 59
On Omens of the Millennium: The Gnosis of Angels, Dreams & Resurrection by Harold Bloom
Expert testimony? (Books) , September 1996, 131
Review of Law's Stories: Narrative & Rhetoric in the Law edited by Peter Brooks & Paul Gewirtz
Diluting Edwards (Books) , April 1996, 70
A key to Mrs. Eddy (Books) , September 1994, 71
A review of “With Bleeding Footsteps”: Mary Baker Eddy’s Path to Religious Leadership by Robert David Thomas.
“The Tenth Justice” (Books) , May 1994, 75
A review of Learned Hand by Gerald Gunther.
Big little lady (Books) , March 1994, 72
A review of Harriet Beecher Stowe: A Life by Joan D. Hedrick.
Does God have a future? (Books) , January 1994, 73
A review of A History of God by Karen Armstrong.
The great awakener (Books) , May 1993, 59
A review of Jonathan Edwards by John E. Smith.
Song of himself: Harold Bloom on God (Books) , May 1992, 60
A review of The American Religion by Harold Bloom.