Summer/Autumn 2012 (Vol. 40, Nos. 3 & 4)

Summer/Autumn 2012 (Vol. 40, Nos. 3 & 4)

Perspective:
Each Person, Each Day by Wendy McDowell

Dialogue:
Signs from Field, Forest, and Stream by Brett Grainger
There is a contradiction between what evangelical Christians say about nature in public and their private spiritual practices.
Diversity Troubles by Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza
Privileged members of academia need to go further to challenge the structures that support prejudice and domination.
In Praise of Inadequate Gifts by Tarn Wilson
Condolence cards and quiet gestures of support provide an unlikely counterweight to violence and mortality.
Life for a Life? by Dudley C. Rose
Righteous anger in the cause of justice is a natural response, but it proves to be ineffective and even dangerous.

Featured:
Choosing Words over Bullets by R. Gustav Niebuhr
The grassroots efforts of citizens to build interfaith communities is a social good that helps to hold our nation together.
The Soul Has No Gender by Cheryl A. Giles
Too many LGBT youth find themselves without the support of their friends, families, schools, and faith communities, which leads to an increased risk of mental and physical health problems.
The Pen Is Mightier by Sarah Sentilles
Sexism is still rampant in reviews and responses to women’s writing (especially discussions of religion), but we can counter this bias.
Echoes of a Legendary Queen by Wafaa Abdulaali
Contemporary women writers in Arabic and English have drawn on the Queen of Sheba to comment on national identity, gender, and race.
Why Study Religion in the Twenty-first Century? by William A. Graham
There is a constantly growing need for religious studies to contribute to the public world of contemporary life and practice.

In Review:
A Cringe-worthy Depiction of Africa by Max Perry Mueller
The Book of Mormon fosters stereotypes of Ugandans.
For the People by Jeffrey Johnson
Sari Nusseibeh’s What Is a Palestinian State Worth?
Way, Truth, and Life in Art by Mary M. Anderson
Lech Majewski's film, The Mill & the Cross
The Meaning of a Saint by Francis X. Clooney, S.J.
Vrajaprana’s Interpreting Ramakrishna: Kali’s Child Revisited
No Salvation from Angst by Mara Willard
Jeffrey Eugenides’ The Marriage Plot: A Novel

Poetry:
Two Poems by Tania Runyan
Mercy by Nate Klug
Two Poems from New Voices by Richie Hofmann and Emily Leithauser

See also: Past Issue