Michael G. Lawler

Michael G. Lawler is director of the Center for Marriage and Family and professor emeritus at Creighton University. He has been published in various periodicals including Theological Studies, New Theology Review, and Liguorian. His books include Family: American and Christian (Loyola Press, 1997) and Marriage and Sacrament: A Theology of Christian Marriage (Liturgical Press, 1993).


Volume 85

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Guests on Volume 85: C. John Sommerville, on how higher education, divorced from higher realities, has become socially irrelevant; Catherine Albanese, on American "metaphysical religion," varieties of gnosticism, and the quest for spiritual energy; Christopher Shannon, on how social scientists encouraged the rise of autonomous individualism in 20th-century America; Michael G. Lawler, on the development of the idea of marriage as covenant in Roman Catholic thought; Gilbert Meilaender, on lessons from Augustine in defining proper expectations for the Christian life; Matthew Dickerson, on J. R. R. Tolkien's vision of stewardship of the earth: the glory of trees and the shepherdhood of ents.