B. D. McClay is senior editor of The Hedgehog Review.
Two new books consider the past and present of Christendom
A scholar of early Christianity on how her work informed her life
Ireland has been blessed with great writers, from the genius of James Joyce to the understated beauty of William Trevor. Raise a pint to St. Patrick for driving the snakes out of Ireland, and granting us another holiday associated with alcohol, and enjoy one of these books from the Emerald Isle.