Cross Currents

Articles from Vol. 52, No. 1, Spring

A Legacy of Inclusion: An Interview with Rosemary Radford Ruether
I had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Rosemary Radford Ruether a few weeks before a celebration at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary honoring her twenty-five year tenure as the Georgia Harkness Professor of Applied Theology. Dr. Ruether...
An Interdependent Web: Interview with James Ishmael Ford
James Ishmael Ford is the Senior Minister at First Unitarian Society of Newton (Massachusetts). He is also the resident teacher (sensei) for the Henry David Thoreau Zen Sangha and Spring Hill Sangha (Somerville, Massachusetts), which together form...
An Interview with Jane D. Schaberg
Jane D. Schaberg is a feminist biblical scholar, poet, and teacher. She is the author of The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit (Scholars Press, 1982) and The Illegitimacy of Jesus (Harper and Row, 1987; Crossroad, 1992; and Sheffield, 1994). The...
A Quiet Passion to Redeem Christianity: An Interview with Dr. Mary C. Boys
Dr. Boys is the Skinner and McAlpin Professor of Practical Theology at Union Theological Seminary She is the author of many books, most recently the acclaimed Has God Only One Blessing: Judaism as a Source of Christian Self-Understanding. This book...
If Only This Could Be Said
To deny, to believe, and to doubt absolutely--this is for man what running is for a horse. --PASCAL If only this could be said: "I am a Christian, and my Christianity is such and such." Surely there are people who are capable of making such a...
In Search of God at Columbia
On the title page of Robert Pollack's book The Faith of Biology and the Biology of Faith there is a charming drawing by the Professor's wife, Amy, reproduced here. The caption to this illustration reads: "Jerusalem and a cell are both busy places....
Memory's Martyr. (Books)
Je mehr von Heimat die Rede ist, desto weniger gibt es sie. (The more talk about home, the less it exists.) - W. G. Sebald from Unheimliche Heimat Major Works by Winfried Georg Sebald: 1988 Nach der Natur (From Nature, untranslated)...
Stanley Hauerwas: An Interview
One often hears the complaint that Stanley M. Hauerwas -- Gilbert T. Rowe Professor of Theological Ethics at the Duke University Divinity School, Gifford Lecturer for the year 2001, author of over twenty books and the recently published Hauerwas...
Stem Cells, Therapeutic Cloning, and the Soul
"Poets and physicians are closely allied in thought. Diagnostics and cure (truth and love, in essence) belong to both professions." Robert Graves, in a letter to me, December 30, 1961 President Bush has been this country's most effective teacher...
Talk the Talk
Dialogue is at the headwaters and heart of religion, just as it is central to human community. Even though the Buddha is enlightened in silence, he engages through the night in Dharma combat with Mara, illusion, and then spends forty years teaching...
The Resurrection of Mary Magdalene: Legends, Apocrypha, and the Christian Testament
From the Introduction: The volatile figure of Mary Magdalene is so far too big for Hollywood, which sees her as a mix of lust, loyalty, belief, prostitution, repentance, beauty, madness, sainthood. She is the liminal and strange woman, silent,...
This Side of God: A Conversation with David Tracy
University of Chicago theologian David Tracy is an old friend of Cross-Currents. His books, Blessed Rage for Order, The Analogical Imagination, and Plurality and Ambiguity, established his reputation as one of the twentieth century's most important...
Unmasking the Differences: Nonviolence and Social Control
Stanley Hauerwas's emphasis on the social construction of character within a community of particular stories and practices resonates with feminists who also reject the liberal concept of self However, for feminists a next step becomes critical....

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