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Spring/Summer 2007


Does Religion Cause Violence?

Behind the common question lies a morass of unclear thinking. By William T. Cavanaugh

A Fateful Separation of Philosophy and Theology

The two disciplines, split by modernity, need to re-engage. By Louis Dupré

Embracing Earth while Facing Death

A Buddhist monk reflects on the limits of contemporary science. By Eshin Nishimura

Real Presences

The life of theological concepts. By Christine Helmer

A Family Rift and a Cautionary Tale

Two stories about venturing from the Orthodox fold. By Ben Westhoff


God and Evolution: A New Solution

Natural cooperation suggests a ‘bridging’ model between evolutionary biology and philosophical theology. By Sarah Coakley

Stem Cell Dissent

You can’t call for the fruits of science without confronting the facts of science. By Eric Cohen

Darwin Was Wrong

Rethinking the evolutionary biology of sex, gender, and sexuality. By Joan Roughgarden

Thinking Like a Feminist

As cultural norms evolve, so too can scientific possibilities. By Evelyn Fox Keller

In Review


The Serpent’s Hiss

Jeffrey Kripal’s Serpent’s Gift. By Francis X. Clooney, SJ

Shelf Life

Channeling Dr. Johnson

W. Jackson Bate’s Samuel Johnson. By Peter J. Gomes


Truth-Seeking or Truth-Finding?

John Polkinghorne’s Quantum Physics and Theology. By Kirk Wegter-McNelly

Required Reading

Family’s Changing Terrain

Religious and ethical perspectives on family. By M. Christian Green


A Lasting Impression

Examining biblical art in a secular society. By William Dyrness



By David Yezzi

Max Delbrück

By John Canaday


By Eliza Griswold


Knowing and Unknowing, Concluded

Showcasing science against religion has become a kind of cultural sport—contrived on the one hand, but often impassioned, fascinating, and imperative, too. By Will Joyner