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Summer/Autumn 2014 (Vol. 42 Nos. 3 & 4)

Summer/Autumn 2014

Perspective:
The Masks We Wear by Wendy McDowell

Dialogue:
What Faith Communities Can Teach Psychiatrists about Depression 
by Dan G. Blazer
Psychiatrists are often blind to the many ways that faith communities can contribute toward soothing the emotional suffering of the depressed.
Conversations with Nuns by Amelia Perkins
After a year at a women’s monastery, the author reflects on Eastern Orthodox Christianity less as a religion and more as a therapeutic treatment to move closer to God.
Unsealed Memories by Melissa W. Bartholomew
Any work toward racial reconciliation and healing must start with facing up to the evils of our past.
A Protestant Poet's Theology of Sound by Nate Klug
Emily Dickinson’s sense of her own “slow idolatry” helps this poet/pastor struggle with some vocational conundrums.

Featured:
Devotion in the Study of Religion by Stephanie Paulsell
The best scholarship involves slow, painstaking, humble work to cherish the “unknowable more” in human beings and human experience, and to respond with creativity.
Two-Part Invention by Nancy J. Nordenson
Our vocational lives tend to be complex, unpredictable searches for meaning on many levels, from the quotidian to the transcendent.
The Work of Art and the Art of Life by Michael Jackson
Art, religion, ritual, dance, and song are not different phenomena, but moments in an existential struggle to act vicariously upon the world—bringing it into being.
Who is Jesus Today? by James Carroll
Recovering the permanent Jewishness—not just of “Jesus,” but also of “Christ”—defines the essential work that Christians must do after Auschwitz.

In Review:
The Prophetic Vocation(s) of Julia Budenz by Marion Torchia
Reflecting on Julia Budenz’s life and life’s work, a single 2,200-page poem, The Gardens of Flora Baum 
'Freedom Entered the Room' by Robert Israel
For Bill Cain, Jesuit playwright, writing is his priestly calling
Paying Attention to Pain by Sejal H. Patel
Leslie Jamison’s The Empahy Exams: Essays
Girls and Sarah Coakley, Through a Theological Lens of Desire by Peter Boumgarden    
Examining the relationship between desire and transformation in two disparate works: Girls and Sarah Coakley’s God, Sexuality and the Self: An Essay “On the Trinity”
Liberation Theology Redux? by Harvey Cox
In the Company of the Poor: Conversations with Dr. Paul Farmer and Fr. Gustavo Gutiérrez
, edited by Michael Griffin and Jennie Weiss Block

Poetry:
Two Poems by Anthony Opal
Two Poems by Mary Peelen

See also: Current Issue