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Summer/Autumn 2010


The Philosopher Who Would Not Be King

The philosophy and life of the “disarmingly vulnerable” Richard Rorty reveals a man who wanted to be of use in the world. By Michael D. Jackson

Missing Scenes

Representations of instruction are absent from the work of contemporary Christian ethicists, leading to destructive consequences for Christian communities. By Mark D. Jordan

Immaterial Witness

A painter discovers that spirituality can be found in what is sensed rather than in what is seen. By Madeleine Avirov

The Dialogue of Socialism

Nineteenth-century Protestant utopian communities and radical political organizations provided a venue for early interfaith dialogue. By Dan McKanan


Constitutionally Sound, Educationally Innovative

The American Academy of Religion establishes content and skill guidelines to help public school educators teach about religion appropriately. By Diane L. Moore

Companion Theodicy

Sometimes it is better to be actively silent in situations of profound suffering. By Mark S. M. Scott

Morality Begins at the Top

We can learn from Confucian perspectives on morality and leadership. By J. C. Cleary

The Trivialization of Compassion

Compassion is being made trivial as it becomes overused as a word. By Bradley Shingleton

In Review

Shelf Life

Reading St. Therese

Appreciating St. Therese’s “little way” of striving for holiness. By Stephanie Paulsell


Outstretched Arms as Liturgy

Susan R. Holman’s God Knows There’s Need: Christian Responses to Poverty. By Susan Abraham


Reflecting on a Rabbi’s Legacy

Elie Wiesel’s Rashi: A Portrait. By Sharon Goldman


Two Poems

The Search

The Stream

By Kate Farrell

Lord of Having

By Christian Wiman


Lessons in Learning

Certain individuals have a remarkable and unforeseen impact on our lives and stay with us, as teachers and guides, in our thinking and in our writing. By Kathryn Dodgson


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