Category: Spring 2008


Jerusalem, 1971: An artist’s passions and compulsions show that the light is, indeed, near the darkness. By Henry Greenspan

Living under the Fallen Sky

What talk of God, what theology, is possible if you love science, if you count on it, if you study in the world of basic medical research? By Laurie Zoloth

Women Only?

Shades of intention and effect in Harvard’s gym-hours controversy. By Andrea Useem

Climbing Jacob’s Ladder

Arthur O. Lovejoy’s The Great Chain of Being: A Study of the History of an Idea. By Christopher Queen


Reverence is a kind of awe, and awe is a kind of humility. In that way, reverence is the great corrective to a tendency of belief to warp, to contract, and to harden. By Marilynne Robinson

To Speak About God

Biblical language is often a quick, light, and delicate language, which cannot bear the superstructures that have been built upon it. By Krister Stendahl

Rooted in Humanity, Extended to Heaven

Many of the best new ideas emerge from consideration of the questions others have posed long ago, living in diverse landscapes fraught with tension, disagreement, and uncertainty. By Tu Weiming

Fertility Factors

Reconsidering halakhah in a range of fertility issues. By Ronit Irshai

Dancing Together in Uncertainty

We live in vibrant possibility as virtual nomads. We carry with us a vocabulary rich in lingual diversity; yet it is in our temporal existence where limitations are revealed, especially in moral dialectics. By Brin Stevens

Four Poems by John F. Deane

“Words of the Unknown Soldier,” “Footfalls,” “Eye of the Hare,” and “Still Life” by John F. Deane

A Hollow Agnosticism

Bart D. Ehrman’s God’s Problem: How the Bible Fails to Answer Our Most Important Question—Why We Suffer. By Chris Hedges