Joseph Loconte, an Associate Professor of History at the King’s College in New York City, talks about his new book “A Hobbit, a Wardrobe, and a Great War,” which chronicles the influence of World War I on the lives of J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis.
Paul B. Moses talks about his new book An Unlikely Union: The Love-Hate Story of New York's Irish and Italians and what we can learn from this historical rivalry.
Andrew Bacevich, retired professor of international affairs and history at Boston University, talks about ISIS, the Middle East, and the United States military. He is the author of several books, including, Breach of Trust: How Americans Failed Their Soldiers and Their Country (2013).
Mitzi Schroeder, the director for policy for Jesuit Refugee Service/USA, talks about the refugee crisis in advance of World Refugee Day on June 20.
Elizabeth Drescher, author of a forthcoming book on the "nones," explains her research and why some "nones" still find Scripture meaningful.
Msgr. John P. Meier, author of A Marginal Jew, a multivolume study of the historical Jesus, and a professor of theology at the University of Notre Dame, offered his analysis of Jesus' parables in this May 20, 2015 lecture at the American Bible Society in New York City. James Martin, S.J. offered the introduction.