Category: Winter 2006

Generating the Transcendent

Thereligiousbelieverandthe formalistconnoisseurlookatart inverydifferentways.Athird waymightbeimaginativeempathy. By Ken Johnson

Determined to Live Past the Worst

A common thread throughout this issue is the broad subject of recovery, of healing, of psychological, spiritual, and cultural re-integration. By Will Joyner

the cultural production of evil

The image of Aunt Jemima has been destructive, but it lingers and should be contemplated and discussed and even used in the interests of spiritual recovery. By Emilie M. Townes

Memory, Salvation, and Perdition

Belief in the redemptive power of memory is widespread these days. But is memory an unambiguous good? And, if so, how does the rememberer take control? By Miroslav Volf

Is Immortality Important?

Just as we can experience the divine in our selves, we can experience the peace and enhanced vision of eternity,freed from the constraints of space and time, in this troubled world. By Karen Armstrong

When the Wounded Emerge as Healers

The study of religion is like a labyrinth: a pursuit where control and complete comprehension aren’t necessarily possible or beneficial. By Kimberley C. Patton