The Christian Review, an on-line magazine, surveys the spiritual state of the culture, publishing columns and articles focusing on books, music, films, TV, education, life issues, politics, religion, theology, philosophy, literature, foreign affairs, history, websites, in short, any issue indicative of the present, or likely future, of our nation and Church.
Contributors from any Christian tradition, or authentic religious tradition will be welcome, as long as they are skilled, tasteful writers who know how to communicate in the context of the Internet with its inherent possibilities and limitations.
The aim of this website magazine is practical criticism, education, and spiritual insight. Well-written, informed, and insightful reviews instruct all of us in how to better understand what we have read, seen, or heard, or point us in the direction of what it would profit us to read, see, hear, and reflect upon.
Writers who want to submit columns or articles for publication can email them to the editor at the address below. Please keep submissions around 500 to 700 words:
Deal W. Hudson, Publisher & Editor (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Contributing Editors are Elizabeth Hanna Pham, Mike Eisenbath, Carl D. Curtis, Jason Kippen, Rev. Gerald Lessard, Rev. Kevin Bezner, and Peter LaFave.
Website consultant: Jonathan Beacher (email@example.com)
Publisher’s Assistant: Mrs. Claire Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Christian Review is a project of the Morley Publishing Group, Inc, a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.
Deal W. Hudson was born November 20, 1949, in Denver, CO to Emmie and Jack Hudson, both native Texans. Dr. Hudson’s older sister, Ruth, passed away in February of 2016 and his father some years earlier. Younger sister, Elizabeth, and his mother, Emmie, reside in Houston, TX. Dr. Hudson graduated cum laude with a major in philosophy from the University of Texas-Austin in 1971 where his undergraduate advisor was Prof. John Silber. His teachers at the University of Texas included Prof. Louis Mackey and Prof. Larry Caroline. Dr. Hudson minored in both classics and English literature.
Dr. Hudson graduated from Princeton Theological Seminary (PTS) with an M.Div. While at PTS, Dr. Hudson founded and managed the Baptist Student Union at Princeton, becoming its first director. Dr. Hudson also was licensed as a minister in the Southern Baptist Convention at Madison Baptist Church in Madison, NJ. His primary area of study at PTS was the history of Christian doctrine which he pursued with Dr. Karlfried Froelich.
Dr. Hudson lived in Atlanta, GA from 1974-1989, where he attended Emory University, receiving a Ph.D. from the Graduate Institute for the Liberal Arts under the direction of Dr. David Hesla. His dissertation was written on “Anti-Romanticism in the Work of Baudelaire, Nietzsche, and Kierkegaard.” He also taught philosophy as an associate professor at Mercer University in Atlanta from 1980-89.
In 1989, Dr. Hudson and his family left Atlanta when he was hired to teach philosophy at Fordham University in the Bronx. Dr. Hudson, an associate professor, taught at Fordham, and also part-time in the undergraduate and graduate department of Medieval Studies at New York University, from 1989 to 1994.
In 1984, Dr. Hudson was received into the Catholic Church by Msgr. Richard Lopez, with the special permission of Archbishop Thomas A. Donnellan, at the chapel of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Cancer Home in Atlanta, GA.
During his years as a college professor, Dr. Hudson served as president of the American Maritain Association from 1988 to 1995, was elected to the executive committee of the American Catholic Philosophical Association, and was chosen as the 1st Mortimer J. Adler Fellow at the Aspen Institute where he worked with Adler during the summers of 1991, 1992, and 1993.
In 1995, Dr. Hudson took over Crisis Magazine from its founders, Ralph McInerny and Michael Novak, and created the Morley Publishing Group, Inc. as its 501(c)(3). Dr. Hudson served as publisher and editor of Crisis Magazine and InsideCatholic.com, its Internet version, until 2010 when he resigned to become president of Catholic Advocate, an organization he founded devoted to educating and activating Catholic voters to participate fully in the political process.
While at Crisis Magazine, Dr. Hudson was asked by Karl Rove on behalf of President George W. Bush to create a first-ever Catholic advisory group to the White House. While in this role, Dr. Hudson was invited to be part of the official United States Delegation to the 25th anniversary of John Paul II’s papacy and the beatification of Mother Theresa of Calcutta. In 2013, Dr. Hudson left Catholic Advocate in order to pursue independent writing, media, and consulting opportunities.
During the first six months of 2014, Dr. Hudson published a five-day per week column on issues related to Church and Culture at Catholic Online. In February 2014, Dr. Hudson launched a radio show, “Church and Culture,” on the Ave Maria Radio Network which airs twice a week, Saturday and Sunday, in all the major media markets in the country.
In January, 2015, Dr. Hudson launched “The Christian Review.” The author of many books, articles, columns, and reviews, Dr. Hudson’s latest book is Onward Christian Soldiers: The Growing Political Power of Catholics and Evangelicals in the United States (Simon & Schuster, 2008).
Dr. Hudson has been married twenty-nine years to Theresa Carver Hudson, and they have two children, Hannah Clare, 28, and Cyprian Joseph (Chip), 19, adopted from Romania when he was four years old. The Hudson family has lived in Fairfax, VA for more than twenty years, after having lived five years in Bronxville, NY, and a year in Atlanta, GA where Theresa and Deal were married.