Winter/Spring 2015 (Vol. 43, Nos. 1 & 2)

Winter/Spring 2015

An Encounter with a Painting by Wendy McDowell

New Rooms in the Interfaith Movement by Eboo Patel
The problem that interfaith work should be seeking to solve is the polarization of people who orient around religion differently.
Lead, Don’t Follow on Climate Justice by Tim DeChristopher
The moral leadership of religious people is needed to challenge and deepen the climate justice movement.
Judaism’s Gifts to Climate Activism by Shoshana Meira Friedman
Jewish traditions bring unique teachings and values to interfaith climate activism.
Red Flags for American Jews? by Robert Israel
A 2013 Pew report points to ways Judaism can be made relevant for a growing number of nontraditional American Jews.

The Conscious Heart by Mary Anderson
By making us present to ourselves, the practices of art and of prayer can cultivate awareness of our inmost being, waking us to love and compassion.
Religious Law and the Visual Secular by Suzanne Smith
What do we mean when we say a work of Western art, especially a representation of religious law, has both “secular” and “religious” significance?
Why 'Brain Death' Is Contested Ground by Jeffrey P. Bishop
The Jahi McMath case illustrates the disjunction between medical definitions of bodies and the ways we constitute meaningful relationships with our family members.
What Does Work Mean to Widows in Afghanistan? by Anila Daulatzai
When Western governments try to help victims of war in Kabul, neoliberal ideas of what it means to care can miss the point.

In Review:
Artists Make Good Theologians by Sarah Sentilles
Longing for Mary and for the unsayable in the poetry of Mary Szybist and the art of Hayley Barker.
Islamic Education and the Body by Ousmane Oumar Kane
The Walking Qur’an: Islamic Education, Embodied Knowledge, and History in West Africa, by Rudolph T. Ware III.
Narrative Wounds and Livable Fictions by Matthew Potts
Bearing witness and fixing blame in Russell Banks’s novel The Sweet Hereafter.
Ronald Dworkin’s Onto-Theology by Ronald E. Osborn
The onto-theological drive in Ronald Dworkin’s final book, Religion without God.
Performing World Missions in 1911 by Dana L. Robert
Erin L. Hasinoff’s Faith in Objects: American Missionary Expositions in the Early Twentieth Century.

Two poems by Paula Bohince
Death Pose by Wesley Rothman

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