Summer/Autumn 2011 (Vol. 39, Nos. 3 & 4)

Harvard Divinity Bulletin Summer/Autumn 2011

Perspective:
Intentionally Unfinished by Wendy McDowell

Dialogue:
Staying Human in a Media Age by Jonathan L. Walton
We need to be self-critical about why and how we use different media forms in ministry.
Praying My Tweets by Anne Robertson
Twitter can connect us to the suffering world, if we follow the right sources.
The Spiritual Ground of History by Cameron McWhirter
Good historical research and writing needs to include a spiritual component.
Interfaith Moments by Jalees Rehman
Transformative interfaith dialogue is more likely to occur when people of faith encounter one another as fellow travelers.

Featured:
Beyond the End of the World by Zachary Ugolnik
After a monastery stay, the author takes a job on an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico where he discovers some uncanny similarities between the two communities.
The How-To's of Accessibility by Mark I. Pinsky
Accepting people with physical and intellectual disabilities into religious congregations often has more to do with attitude and effort than with economics.
A Jamesian Personscape by John J. McDermott
The philosophy of William James can be helpful to recovering alcoholics, especially his ideas about "the sick soul" and his affirmation of "the possibility of possibility."
The Thorny Paths of Su Xuelin by Zhange Ni
This Chinese writer's artistic and scholarly activities, and her ties to other women, were closely related to her practice and study of religion.

In Review:
Imagining Greene in Islamabad by Chris Herlinger
Graham Green chronicled the thin line between virtue and vice.
Determination vs. Determinism by Kevin Madigan
Determination vs. Determinism in The Adjustment Bureau.
Reading the 'Book of Nature' by William A. Graham
"Natural Revelations," and exhibit of paintings by Susan Swartz.
Deciding to Trust by Bradley Shingleton
Hans Küng's What I Believe.
Is Christianity Animal-Friendly? by Kimberley C. Patton
Laura Hobgood-Oster's The Friends We Keep: Unleashing Christianity's Compassion for Animals.

Poetry:
Fe by Amit Majmudar
Two Poems by W. S. Di Piero

See also: Past Issue