Fall 2012 Fall 2012 Charlemagne’s Ghost David Hulme When unity is challenged in Europe, the ghost of the medieval king Charlemagne often comes on the scene. Fall 2012 The Law, the Prophets and the Writings, Part 4 Heir of the World David Hulme Our continuing study of Genesis highlights various episodes in the patriarch Abraham’s life following God’s promise to make a great nation of his descendants. Fall 2012 Peace on Earth and Goodwill to All Men Martin Coates The proclamation of “peace on earth and goodwill to all” is popular at Christmas time. In a world torn by war, crime and greed, where is the peace and goodwill? Fall 2012 The Ripple Effect Dan Cloer We’ve all heard about nature vs. nurture. But a third factor also helps determine who we are and what we pass on to our children, and the implications are profound. Darwin’s Gemmules Although ultimately incorrect in its details, Charles Darwin's outline of pangenesis foreshadowed much of what we call genetics and epigenetics today. Fall 2012 At Your Convenience Alice Abler The past century has seen great changes in what we call food. Life in the kitchen may be easier thanks to our love of scientific progress, but at what cost? Fall 2012 “Do You Take This In-Law . . . ?” Gina Stepp Gina Stepp interviews Brandeis University resident scholar Ruth Nemzoff about her latest book, Don’t Roll Your Eyes: Making In-Laws into Family. Fall 2012 In-Laws and Outliers Gina Stepp Three recent books address why some relationships may seem especially challenging. Can we change our emotional style and thereby our interactions? Fall 2012 Moral Individualism Brian Orchard As a new generation prepares to face the world, it’s clear that they have taken seriously their parents’ postmodern teachings on morality.