Web Notables (March 26, 2015)

Ayaan Hirsi Ali on western liberals, the threatening gospel, Pope Francis' "moral attention shift," etc.

By The Editors Published on March 26, 2015

“Web Notables” is a daily feature that highlights articles readers may want to see but might have missed. It is compiled by senior editor David Mills

The Mystery of Extraordinarily Accurate Medieval Maps by Julie Rehmeyer in Discover magazine. How did a thirteenth-century mapmaker create a map of the Mediterranean so accurate sailors could use it today? Very clever math.

Why Pierre Manent Should Be on Your Bookshelf by Peter Lawler in The Imaginative Conservative. The French Catholic political philosopher is the European thinker who “actually has experienced and described the singular greatness of America.”

Pope Francis’ “Moral Attention Shift” by Katie van Schaijik in the National Catholic Register. In asking “Who am I to judge?” the pope is imitating Jesus’s strategy in dealing with the men who wanted to stone the woman taken in adultery.

Does the Gospel Threaten? by Mark Jones on the Reformation21 website. Yes, it does, and it’s a good thing for us.

From Selma to Tunis by Ayaan Hirsi Ali in the Huffington Post. Asking “When Will We March Against the Segregation of Our Own Time?” Ali points out that western liberals fail to support women in Muslim countries even though “the prevalence of discriminatory legislation outside the liberal West is actually increasing.”

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