The Burning Houses of Worship We Missed

Earth Day Title VII

History/Theology

The Case Against Rebuilding Notre Dame

Jay Rubenstein

If we do rebuild it will we keep the supersessionist imagery that was fundamental to medieval Christianity—and to anti-Semitism as well? At the very least, artists, architects, historians, theologians, and—yes—politicians ought to grapple with, rather than unthinkingly following the instincts of one deeply unpopular president.