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Publishers WeeklyIn The Difference God Makes, his earlier collection of essays, George, the archbishop of Chicago, tended to explain Catholicism from the "inside out"-that is, starting with the faith as it should apply to Catholics in today's world. His newest collection is also characteristically thought provoking, but here he takes an "outside-in" approach. The cardinal looks at hot-button issues in modern life - personal freedom, sexuality, war and peace, capitalism and Christianity, immigration - and divines the mind of God in order to provide a guide for playing a role in the public square. "Can we discover God's actions in the part of human experience that is public in our day?" he asks. This is a book-length answer in the affirmative. Until last year, George was the elected leader of the American hierarchy, and he remains a major figure for U.S. Catholics. But this book can appeal to readers of any faith. And if it is likely to resonate most with cultural conservatives, its challenges should discomfit partisans of every stripe.
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