Winter/Spring 2010 (Vol. 38, Nos. 1 & 2)

Winter/Spring 2010

Perspective:
Searching for Balance by Kathryn Dodgson

Dialogue:
Pope Benedict, Disaffected Anglicans, and Holocaust-Denying Bishops by Kevin Madigan
There is a link between the recent invitation to accommodate Anglicans into the Roman Catholic Church and Pope Benedict's rehabilitation of schismatic bishops.
Lonesomeness Explored by Kevin Lewis
Lonesomeness, if cultivated, can provide for the healing of our loneliness.
Young, Hip, and Muslim by Jane I. Smith
Muslim youth are taking the lead in articulating a distinctively American Islam.
Churches Embrace New Social Media by Paul Lamb
Churches should see social media tools as a way to reinvent spiritual practice altogether.

Featured:
Spiritual but Not Religious by Amy Hollywood
Many moderns tend to presume practicing religion risks making one less spiritual, but sophisticated writings by medieval monastics suggest that traditions, texts, and rituals provide the very means for engendering a spiritual like.
Theorizing Closer to Home by Robert A. Orsi
The primal fault in social and religious theory can be overcome if scholars restore the people of their inquiries to their real lives and environments.
The House off Straight Street by Stephanie Saldaña
Damascus, the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world, is teeming with microsocieties and with religious diversity.
Inside Outside by Shahnaz Habib
A New Yorker from India who "hunts down" prayer rooms in airports reflects on the existential situation of travelers.
Cities, Climate Change, and Christianity by Sallie McFague
The Christian practice of "kenosis" (self-emptying) suggests a way of understanding and living that is urgently needed in our time of environmental and financial chaos.

In Review:
Leaning toward Enlightenment by Margaret R. Miles
Shinjo Ito's artworks are both beautiful and powerful works of art and profoundly religious images.
A Localist Worldview by Elizabeth Parsons
Robert Wuthnow's Boundless Faith.
The Dynamics of God by Kathryn Joyce
Robert Wright's The Evolution of God.
Border Crossings by Emran Qureshi
Three books about Muslim travelers.

Poetry:
Balqis's Sorrows by Bushra Al-Bustani; translated from the Arabic by Wafaa Abdulaali
Two Poems by Kevin Goodan

See also: Past Issue