Category: Summer/Autumn 2014

Liberation Theology Redux?

In the Company of the Poor: Conversations with Dr. Paul Farmer and Fr. Gustavo Gutiérrez, edited by Michael Griffin and Jennie Weiss Block. By Harvey Cox

The Masks We Wear

In this issue, there is not a sense of “landing” on certainties, but more a feeling of “dreaming” (in all its connotations). By Wendy McDowell

Dreams, Kindness, and Determination

Excerpts from a 2004 Q&A with François Bovon, in which he discusses his research interests and his books Studies in Early Christianity and Les Derniers Jours de Jesus.

Who is Jesus Today?

Recovering the permanent Jewishness—not just of “Jesus,” but also of “Christ”—defines the essential work that Christians must do after Auschwitz. By James Carroll

The Work of Art and the Art of Life

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. By Michael Jackson

Unsealed Memories

Any work toward racial reconciliation and healing must start with facing up to the evils of our past. By Melissa Bartholomew

Two-Part Invention

Our vocational lives tend to be complex, unpredictable searches for meaning on many levels, from the quotidian to the transcendent. By Nancy J. Nordenson

Conversations with Nuns

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. By Amelia Perkins