I have just finished reading and being edified by Terry Eagleton’s newest book, Radical Sacrifice (Yale UP, 2018), 204pp.Eagleton, for those who don’t know him, is a wide-ranging and prolific theorist, literary scholar, and cultural critic who comes out of that always-fascinating world of the post-war British left. But unlike others whom one might mention here–the late Christopher Hitchens, say, or the tiresome pamphleteer Richard Dawkins–Eagleton has a Catholic background which shows up in some of his many books, including this one, where his grasp of both Scripture and theology is impressive and far outstrips many other academics who try to write

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