The Religion & Culture Web Forum
**Update, May 2013: Sallie McFague's response to Noah Toly's essay, The Macondoization of the World: Global Environmental Governance and Christian Ethics (March 2013), is now posted. You can read the response by clicking here or under March 2013 below.
Adopting the Fetish: War Memory and Uncanny Kinship in Modern Japan
by Ellen Schattschneider (Brandeis University)
The article by Cécile Fromont was previously published by Peabody Museum Press: Copyright © by the President and Fellows of Harvard College. Originally printed in Res: Anthropology and Aesthetics, Issue 59/60, Spring/Autumn 2011 (pp. 109–123). All rights reserved. No part of this article may be reproduced without permission of the Peabody Museum Press.
"My Homosexuality Is Getting Worse Every Day": Norman Vincent Peale, Psychiatry, and the Liberal Protestant Response to Same-Sex Desires in Mid-Twentieth Century America
by Rebecca Davis (University of Delaware)
The excerpt is from "'My Homosexuality Is Getting Worse Every Day': Norman Vincent Peale, Psychiatry, and the Liberal Protestant Response to Same-Sex Desires in Mid-Twentieth Century America" by Rebecca L. Davis in AMERICAN CHRISTIANITIES: A HISTORY OF DOMINANCE AND DIVERSITY edited by Catherine A. Brekus and W. Clark Gilpin. Copyright © 2011 by the University of North Carolina Press. Used by permission of the publisher. www.uncpress.unc.edu
Pussy Riot, the Media, and Church-State Relations in Russia Today
by Katja Richters (University of Erfurt)
"Culture" and "Religion": Immigration, Islams and Race in 1970s Paris
by Naomi Davidson (University of Ottawa)
The chapter featured in this month's web forum is from Davidson's book, Only Muslim: Embodying Islam in Twentieth-Century France, copyrighted by Cornell University Press. It may not be reproduced or distributed in any form without permission in writing from Cornell University Press.
The notes to the chapter are available here.
Discursive Formation around "Shinto" in Colonial Korea
by Isomae Jun'ichi (International Research Center for Japanese Studies, Kyoto)
With invited responses by
Galen Amstutz (Institute of Buddhist Studies);
Klaus Antoni (University of Tübingen);
Frederick R. Dickinson (University of Pennsylvania);
Chul Kim (Yonsei University, Seoul);
Naoki Sakai (Cornell University); and
Peichen Wu (National ChengChi University, Taiwan).
"Give me back my children!" Traumatic Reenactment and Tenuous Democratic Public Spheres
by Mark Auslander (Central Washington University)
With invited responses by:
Isomae Jun'ichi (International Research Center for Japanese Studies, Kyoto);
Trent E. Maxey (Amherst College);
Cameron Penwell (University of Chicago);
Mark Teeuwen (Oslo University); and
Sarah Thal (University of Wisconsin-Madison).
Three Lights on the Queen’s Face: On Mixing, Muddle, and Mêlée
by Larisa Jasarevic (University of Chicago)
"How Could Their Food Not Be Impure?" Jewish Food and the Definition of Christianity
by David M. Freidenreich (Colby College)
With invited responses by:
Anna Sapir Abulafia (Lucy Cavendish College, University of Cambridge);
Alexandra Cuffel (Käte Hamburger Kolleg for the Dynamics in the History of Relgions, Ruhr-Universität, Bochum);
Andrew Jacobs (Scripps College);
Sara Lipton (SUNY Stony Brook);
Daniel Sack (National Endowment for the Humanities); and
Erika Tritle (University of Chicago Divinity School).
*Notes to the chapter are available here.
**This excerpt from Foreigners and their Food: Constructing Otherness in Jewish, Christian and Islamic Law is presented with the kind permission of the University of California Press.
Voices of Despair and Gestures of Grief in Rituals of Mourning and Italian Marian Laments in the late Middle Ages
by Emanuela Zanotti Carney (University of Illinois—Chicago)
With invited responses by:
Gail Holst-Warhaft (Cornell University; Comparative Literature);
Maggie Fritz-Morkin (University of Chicago, Romance Languages and Literatures); and
Laura Saetveit Miles (University of Michigan; English Literature).
Drought: Confronting Vulnerability
Jonathan Wyn Schofer (Harvard Divinity School, Comparative Ethics)
With invited responses by:
Julia Watts Belser (Missouri State University; Harvard Divinity School, Religious Studies and Jewish Studies);
Diana Cates (University of Iowa, Religious Ethics);
Julie Cooper (University of Chicago, Political Science); and
Thomas A. Lewis (Brown University, Religious Studies).
**"Drought" is reprinted with permission from Confronting Vulnerability: The Body and the Divine in Rabbinic Ethics, by Jonathan Wyn Schofer, published by the University of Chicago Press. © 2011 University of Chicago Press. All rights reserved.
Whose Lion Is It, Anyway? Rescuing the Chronicles of Narnia from the Christian Academy
by Emanuelle Burton (University of Chicago; Martin Marty Center Dissertation Fellow)
With invited responses by:
Robert Boenig (Texas A&M University; English);
Wesley A. Kort (Duke University; Religion);
Thomas Schmidt (University of Chicago; Religion and Literature);
and Naomi Wood (Kansas State University; English).
Freud's Theory of Jewishness: For Better and For Worse
by Eliza Slavet (University of California, San Diego; author of Racial Fever: Freud and the Jewish Question)
With invited responses by:
Nadia Abu El-Haj (Columbia University, Anthropology);
Jay Geller (Vanderbilt Divinity School, Jewish Studies);
Abigail Gillman (Boston University, Modern Languages and Comparative Literature); and
Lydia R. Kerr (Utah Valley University; English Literature).
**The essay by Dr. Slavet is from The Jewish World of Sigmund Freud: Essays on Cultural Roots and the Problem of Religious Identity © 2010 Edited by Arnold D. Richards by permission of McFarland & Company, Inc., Box 611, Jefferson NC 28640. www.mcfarlandpub.com
The Future of Muslim Family Law in Western Democracies
by John Witte Jr.
With an invited response co-authored by Ira C. Lupu and Robert W. Tuttle, both of George Washington University.
Dancing in God: The Relevance of Ritual for Conceiving the Divine Today
by Curtis L. Thompson
With invited responses by Steven Guthrie (Belmont University), Todd E. Johnson (Fuller Theological Seminary) and Marcia Mount Shoop (University Presbyterian Church, Chapel Hill, NC).
Cultivating Trust: Vulnerability and Creativity in Moral Education
by Joshua Daniel
With invited responses by Martin Marty (University of Chicago) and Scott Paeth (Depaul University).
American Muslims and the Constitution
Featuring “Reasons Public and Divine: Liberal Democracy, Shari‘a Fundamentalism, and the Epistemological Crisis of Islam” by Vincent J. Cornell.
With invited responses by Sherman Jackson (University of Michigan), John Kelsay (Florida State), Brett T. Wilmot (Villanova University), and Anthony Banout (University of Chicago; Martin Marty Center Junior Fellow).
**The essay by Professor Cornell originally appeared in Rethinking Islamic Studies: From Orientalism to Cosmopolitanism, eds. Carl W. Ernst and Richard C. Martin. It is available here electronically with the kind permission of the University of South Carolina Press.
On Tree Marriage, and Encountering the Rituals of Others
by Anne Mocko
With invited responses by Wendy Doniger (University of Chicago), Reid Locklin (University of Toronto), and Benjamin Schonthal (University of Chicago).
The Death of the Dharma: Buddhist Sutra Burials in Early Medieval Japan
by D. Max Moerman
With invited responses by James W. Watts (Syracuse University; Iconic Books Project), Jeff Wilson (Renison University College), and Vincent Wimbush (Claremont Graduate University; Institute for Signifying Scriptures).
This article is reproduced electronically from The Death of Sacred Texts: Ritual Disposal and Renovation of Texts in World Religions, ed. Kristina Myrvold, and is presented here with permission of the publisher, Ashgate Press.
"Too Dogmatic for Words"? Karl Barth's Comic Theology in Dialogue with the Comedy of Craig Ferguson
By Jessica N. DeCou
With invited responses by Daniel Boscaljon (University of Iowa) and Ralph C. Wood (Baylor University).
Exodus and Ethiopia
By Laurie F. Maffly-Kipp
With invited responses by W. Clark Gilpin (University of Chicago), Kathryn Lofton (Yale University), and Josef Sorett (Columbia University).
"Exodus and Ethiopia" digitally reproduced by permission of the publisher from Setting Down the Sacred Past: African-American Race Histories by Laurie F. Maffly-Kipp, pp. 154-200, Cambridge, Mass.: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, Copyright © 2010 by the President and Fellows of Harvard College.
The Spirit of David: Negotiating Faith and Masculinity in Black Gospel Performance
by Melvin Butler
With invited responses by E. Patrick Johnson (Northwestern University) and Kyle Wagner (University of Chicago).
When Religion is Not a Choice
by Slavica Jakelic
With invited responses by Grace Davie (University of Exeter), Edin Hajdarpasic (Loyola University Chicago), and Kevin Schultz (University of Illinois--Chicago).
The Figural Jew: Politics and Identity in Postwar French Thought
by Sarah Hammerschlag
With an invited response by Jonathan Boyarin (University of North Carolina).
Lonesome: The Spiritual Meanings of American Solitude
by Kevin Lewis
With invited responses by Robert J. Higgs (East Tennessee State), Walter Jost (University of Virginia), Paul Kane (Vassar College), Roger Lundin (Wheaton College), and Henry Weinfield (University of Notre Dame).
The Primacy of Rhetoric: Ernesto Grassi's Recovery of Humanism and the Possibilities for Philosophy and Religious Studies
by W. David Hall
With invited responses by Andrew W. Hass (University of Stirling), Jeffrey Jay (University of Chicago), Santiago Pinon (University of Chicago), Donald Phillip Verene (Emory University), and Glenn Whitehouse (Florida Gulf Coast University).
The Literary Practice of Belief
by Amy Hungerford
With invited responses by Thomas J. Ferraro (Duke University), Amy Frykholm (The Christian Century), Constance Furey (Indiana University), Jeffrey J. Kripal (Rice University), Caleb J. D. Maskell (Princeton University), Edward Mendelson (Columbia University), Richard A. Rosengarten (University of Chicago Divinity School), and Glenn W. Shuck (Williams College).
Vulnerability and the Possibility of Progress: Reflections on a Workshop
by David Newheiser
With audio of Richard Land's workshop presentation "Christians, Public Policy, and Church and State Separation" and a response from Rick Elgendy
Devotion to Solipsism: Religious Thought and Practice in Jack Kerouac's Tristessa
by Spencer Dew
With invited responses by Benedict Giamo (University of Notre Dame), Sarah Haynes (University of Western Illinois), Nancy Grace (College of Wooster), Amy Hungerford (Yale University), Omar Swartz (University of Colorado, Denver), Matt Theado(Gardner-Webb University) and Eric Ziolkowski (Lafayette College).
Picturing Uncle Tom's Cabin from Harlem, 1938
by Laura A. Lindenberger Wellen
With invited responses by John Howell (University of Chicago Divinity School) and Jo-Ann Morgan (Western Illinois University)
The Man in Black: Matisyahu, Identity, and Authenticity
by Sarah Imhoff
With invited responses by Melvin L. Butler (University of Chicago), Judah Cohen (Indiana University), Annalise E. Glauz-Todrank (University of California, Santa Barbara) and Nora Rubel (University of Rochester).
The Uses and Misuses of Polytheism and Monotheism in Hinduism
by Wendy Doniger
With invited responses by Martin E. Marty (University of Chicago Divinity School), Willemien Otten (University of Chicago Divinity School), Katherine E. Ulrich (Brooklyn, NY), and Ananya Vajpeyi (University of Massachusetts, Boston)
'Something Deeper than Reason':Violence and Nonviolence in the Plowshares Nuclear Disarmament Movement
by Kristen J. Tobey
With invited responses by Sharon Erickson Nepstad (University of New Mexico), Jon Pahl (Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia), and Scott Appleby (University of Notre Dame)
Theorizing Theodicy in the Study of Religion
by Mark S. M. Scott
With invited responses by Kevin Taylor (Boston University), Sally Stamper (University of Chicago Divinity School), Charles Long (University of California, Santa Barbara, emeritus), and Bryan L. Wagoner (Harvard University)
Recent Work in Pragmatism that Takes Religion Seriously: Making Room for Radical Impermanence and Existential Issues
by Andre C. Willis
With an invited response by Corey D. B. Walker (Brown University)
Eating, Feeding, and Flesh: Food in Victorian Spiritualsim
by Marlene Tromp
With invited responses by Gail Turley Houston (University of New Mexico) and Daniel Sack (University of Chicago)
Flowers in the Dark: African American Consciousness, Laughter, and Resistance in Toni Morrison's Beloved
by Jacqueline Bussie
With invited responses by John Howell (University of Chicago), Cooper Harriss (University of Chicago), Joseph Winters (Princeton University), and Zhange Ni (Virginia Tech)
Sacred Property: Searching for Value in the 9/11 Rubble
by Mateo Taussig-Rubbo
With invited responses by Winnifred Fallers Sullivan (University at Buffalo), Kathryn Lofton (Visiting Fellow, Princeton University), Kristen Tobey (PhD candidate, University of Chicago), and Jeremy Biles (School of the Art Institute of Chicago)
Religion, Media, and Cultural Studies
by Richard Fox
With invited responses by Stewart Hoover (University of Colorado), Ghada Hashem Talhami (Lake Forest College), Mark Hobart (University of London), and Kathleen Moore (University of California, Santa Barbara)
Oprah: Gospel of an Icon
by Kathryn Lofton
With invited responses by Daniel Sack (University of Chicago), Kerry Ferris (Northern Illinois University), Gary Laderman (Emory University), Aaron Jaffe (University of Louisville), and Jane Iwamura (University of Southern California)
Theological Cartography and the Arboreal Imagination in Israel-Palestine
by Alain Epp Weaver
With invited responses by David Blakewell Burrell, S.C.S. (Notre Dame University), Amahl Bishara (Tufts University), and Loren Lybarger (Ohio University)
The Capability of Play
by Jeffrey Irving Israel
With invited responses by Sarah Hammerschlag (Williams College), Barbra Barnett (PhD candidate, University of Chicago Divinity School), and Jal Mehta (Harvard Graduate School of Education)
The Reification of Evil and the Failure of Theodicy: The Devil in Dostoevsky's The Brothers Karamazov
by Stephen Meredith
With invited responses by Susan McReynolds Oddo (Northwestern University), Robert Bird (University of Chicago), and Ralph C Wood (Baylor University)
Sketch of a Phenomenological Concept of Sacrifice
by Jean-Luc Marion
With invited responses by Slavoj Zizek (The European Graduate School), Jeremy Biles, and Christina Gschwandtner (University of Scranton)
The Enchantments of Secular Belief
by Danilyn Rutherford
With invited responses by Malika Zeghal (University of Chicago), W. Clark Gilpin (University of Chicago), and Charles Hirschkind (University of California, Berkeley)
Secularism, Religious Renaissance, and Social Conflict in Asia
by Richard Madsen
With invited responses by Hong You (University of Chicago), Prasenjit Duara (National University of Singapore), and Robert Weller (Boston University)
The Altar and the Screen: Filmmaking and Worldmaking
by S. Brent Plate
With invited responses by Crystal Downing (Messiah College), Jean Bethke Elshtain (University of Chicago), Robert Johnston (Fuller Theological Seminary), and William Paden (University of Vermont)
More than a Mere Contract: Marriage as Contract and Covenant in Law and Theology
by John Witte, Jr.
With invited responses by Brian Bix (University of Minnesota), Don Browning (University of Chicago), Christine Hayes (Yale University), David Novak (University of Toronto), and Charles Reid, Jr. (University of St. Thomas)
What Athens Has to Do with Jerusalem: Location and the Origin of Ethics
by William Schweiker
With invited responses by Douglas Anderson (Loyola University), William Burrows (Orbis Books), Terry Clark (University of Chicago), Arthur E. Farnsley II (IUPUI), and Rev. Laura Sumner Truax (LaSalle Street Church)
The Last Prophet: Spinoza and the Political Theology of Moses Hess
by Jerome Copulsky
With invited responses by Rabbi Shai Held (Jewish Theological Seminary of America), Leah Hochman (University of Florida), Jeffrey Israel (University of Chicago), and Ben Sax (University of Chicago)
The Preacher in the Text: Zora Neale Hurston and the Homiletics of Literature
by M. Cooper Harriss
With invited responses by Kimberly Connor (University of San Francisco), Dolan Hubbard (Morgan State University), Carolyn Medine (University of Georgia), and Teresa Stricklen (Pittsburgh Theological Seminary)
Agape, Special Relations, and the Global Care Crisis:
Challenging a “Two-Track” Understanding of the Obligations of Christian Love
by Sandra Sullivan Dunbar
With formal responses by Gloria H. Albrecht (University of Detroit Mercy) and Peter Meilaender (Houghton College)
The Gospel of Freedom, or Another Gospel?
Augustinian Reflections on American Foreign Policy
by James K.A. Smith
With formal responses by Eric Gregory (Princeton University), D. C. Schindler (Villanova University), Paul Williams (Regent College)
Religion and Museums on the National Mall
by Elizabeth McKeown
With formal responses by Michael Berenbaum (The Berenbaum Group), Alison Landsberg (George Mason University), and Ed Linenthal (Indiana University)
Beleaguered Success: How Korean Evangelicalism Fared In The 1990s
by Timothy S. Lee
With formal responses by Daniel Bays, Kelly H. Chong, Hyojae Lee, Paul C. H. Lim, and Elizabeth Underwood
In Search of the Common Good: The Catholic Roots Of American Liberalism
by Lew Daly
With formal responses by Joseph Bottum, Richard W. Garnett, and Thomas Zebrowski
Christian Responses to Vietnam: The Organization of Dissent
by Mark G. Toulouse
With formal responses by Mark Hulsether and Eugene McCarraher
The Desire to Acquire:
Or, Why Shopping Malls Are Sites of Religious Violence
by Jon Pahl
With formal responses by Peter Childs, James Farrell, Vincent Miller, and James Wellman
From Altered States to Altered Categories (and Back Again):
Academic Method and the Human Potential Movement
by Jeffrey J. Kripal
With formal responses by Stephen Fredman and Robert Fuller
Secularism: Religious, Irreligious, and Areligious
by W. Clark Gilpin
With formal responses by John Schmalzbauer and Kristen Tobey
The Earth Charter as a New Covenant for Democracy
by J. Ronald Engel
With formal responses by Klaus Bosselmann, Lois Livezey, Paul Heltne, Stephen Rowe, and Laura Westra
From Artaxerxes to Abu Ghraib: On Religion and the Pornography of Imperial Violence
by Bruce Lincoln
With a formal response by Amy Kaplan
War as Worship, Worship as War
by Michael Sells
With formal responses by Ahmed M. Rehab
Justification and Truth, Relativism and Pragmatism:
Reflections on Indian Philosophy and its Lessons for Religious Studies
by Daniel A. Arnold
With formal responses by Michael Kremer and Ronney Mourad
Improvisation And Ethics:
Improvising Music, Improvising Ethics
by Daniel Groll, University of Chicago
With formal responses by Carl Joakim Gagnon, Eric Lewis, Brian Soucek, and John G. Stackhouse, Jr.
Learning Religion at the Vineyard:
Prayer, Discernment and Participation in the Divine
by Tanya Luhrmann, University of Chicago
With formal responses by Heather Curtis, Joel Robbins, Richard A. Rosengarten, and Angela Tarango
Religious Identities of Latin American Immigrants in Chicago:
Preliminary Findings from Field Research
by Andrea Althoff, Senior Fellow, Martin Marty Center
With formal responses by Martin Marty, Peter Versteeg, and R. Stephen Warner
How Biblical is the Christian Right?
by Margaret M. Mitchell, University of Chicago
With a formal response by Randall Balmer
Human Rights and Cross-Cultural Dialogue
by Joseph Prabhu, Senior Fellow, The Martin Marty Center
With formal responses by Richard Shweder and Martin E. Marty
Trading Faces: A Case Study in the Science of Identity, Aesthetics, Ethics
Selected essays from a roundtable discussion on tissue transplantation by Naomi Beck, Brian Soucek, and William Schweiker
With formal responses by Jeremy Biles and Geoffrey Rees
Many Gods, Many Paths: Hinduism and Religious Diversity
by Wendy Doniger (University of Chicago)
With formal responses by Gurcharan Das and Damodar Prabhu
The Widening Gap: Economic Inequality as a Religious Issue
by Franklin I. Gamwell (University of Chicago)
With a formal response by Bruce Rittenhouse (University of Chicago)
Eagle of Power, Raven of Guilt: Conversations with Langdon Gilkey
by Jeff B. Pool (Berea College)
With a formal response by Kyle Pasewark
Intelligent Design and Evolution in Conflict
With Essays by Darren M. Henson, Richard A. Rosengarten, and Walter H. Mees, Jr.
Red Medicine, Blue Medicine: Pluralism and the Future of Healthcare
by Farr A. Curlin (University of Chicago) and Daniel E. Hall (Duke University, University of Pittsburgh)
With formal responses by Jean Bethke Elshtain and W. Clark Gilpin
Seeking a Prophet: How Religion Mediates the Relationship between Black America and the U.S. Presidents
by Melissa Harris Lacewell, University of Chicago
With invited responses by John Brehm and Omar McRoberts
Martin Buber's Land of Two Peoples
by Paul Mendes-Flohr, University of Chicago
"Notes From the Field: Retrieving the Dead"
by Kristin Bloomer, University of Chicago
"Sunday! Sunday! Sunday! The Monster Trucks’ Black Sabbath"
by Jeremy Biles, University of Chicago
With a formal response by Joseph L. Price
"The Mythology of Self-Imitation in Passing: Race, Gender, and Politics"
by Wendy Doniger, University of Chicago
With formal responses by Celia Brickman, Martha Selby, and Catharine Stimpson
"The Mother in Heaven and Eve: Models of Femaleness in Early Mormonism"
by Susanna Morrill, Lewis & Clark College
With a formal response by Catherine Brekus
"The Theology of George W. Bush"
by Bruce Lincoln, University of Chicago
With a formal response by Hugh Urban
"Conjuring Curses and Supplicating Spirits: Baseball's Culture of Superstitions
by Joseph L. Price, Whittier College
With formal responses by Jerry Davich, D. Gregory Sapp, Krista Tippett, and Mark G. Toulouse.
"A 'Monkish Virtue' outside the Monastery: On the Social and Civic Value of Humility"
by Mary M. Keys, University of Notre Dame
With formal responses by Rebecca Konyndyk DeYoung, Michael Foley, and Jennifer Herdt.
"Undoing the Mahdiyya: British Colonialism as Religious Reform in the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan, 1898-1914"
by Noah Salomon, University of Chicago Divinity School
With formal responses by Cassie Adcock and Jeremy Walton
"Science in Medieval Jewish Commentaries on the Bible"
by James T. Robinson, University of Chicago Divinity School
"Complicity and Moral Memory"
by M. Cathleen Kaveny, University of Notre Dame
With a formal response by Father James Keenan
"'A place to go to connect with yourself': A Historical Perspective on Journaling"
by Catherine A. Brekus, University of Chicago
With formal responses by Leigh Schmidt and Kathryn Lofton
"Black Theology: The Notion of Culture Revisited"
by Dwight N. Hopkins, University of Chicago
With a formal response by James A. Noel
"'Religion': Just Another Modern Western Construction?"
by Martin Riesebrodt, University of Chicago
With formal responses by José Casanova, Prasenjit Duara, and Stephen Sharot
"The Catholic Sophocles: Violence and Vision in Flannery O'Connor's 'Revelation'"
by Richard A. Rosengarten, University of Chicago
With formal responses by Robert Barron, Brian Britt, and Terrence W. Tilley
"Humanity Before God: Theological Humanism from a Christian Perspective"
by William Schweiker, University of Chicago
With formal responses by David E. Klemm, Terence J. Martin, and Lisa Cahill
"Religion and the Constitution Confounded: Treating the First Amendment as a Theological Statement"
by Thomas J. Curry, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles
With formal responses by Winnifred Fallers Sullivan and W. Clark Gilpin
"The Iconization of Elián Gonzalez: The Making of National History by Family Melodrama"
by Marshall Sahlins, University of Chicago
With formal responses by Campbell McGrath and Stephan Palmié
"Critical Familism, Civil Society, and the Law"
by Don Browning, University of Chicago
With formal responses by Amy Laura Hall and Rebekah Miles
"Thinking about War and Justice"
by Jean Bethke Elshtain, University of Chicago Divinity School
With formal responses by Richard B. Miller and Charles T. Mathewes
"Masquerading as One's Self: A Revealing Study of Self-Impersonation in Literature"
by Wendy Doniger, University of Chicago
"Capabilities and Disabilities: Justice for Mentally Disabled Citizens"
by Martha Nussbaum, University of Chicago Divinity School
With a formal response by John Deigh
"The Desert Within and Social Renewal: Martin Buber's Vision of Utopia"
by Paul Mendes-Flohr, University of Chicago Divinity School
With a formal response by Gregory Kaplan
"The Letter from Prison in Christian History and Theology"
by W. Clark Gilpin, University of Chicago Divinity School
With a formal response by Peter Iver Kaufman
"Mr. Atta's Meditations, Sept. 10, 2001: A Close Reading of the Text"
by Bruce Lincoln, University of Chicago
With formal responses by Mark Juergensmeyer and Bruce B. Lawrence