Archive Book Reviews Simon Kennedy

Did Christianity Invent the Individual?: A review

Larry Siedentop, Inventing the Individual: The Origins of Western Liberalism (Cambridge: Belknap Press), 2014, 434 pp + viii.  At the very beginning of Inventing the Individual, Larry Siedentop laments in terms that will resonate with many. Many goods of the past are lost. The western world, taken as a whole, has mislaid its cultural and historical identity. […]

Archive Book Reviews Nota Bene Steven Wedgeworth

A History of the Concept of Cowardice

Kyle Williams, PhD student at Rutgers, has written a fascinating book review of Chris Walsh’s Cowardice: A Brief History over at Boston Review. As Mr. Williams explains, the concept of cowardice has an rich history in Western literature and thought, starting at least with the Bible, holding a significant place in the Middle Ages, and retaining […]