From the Editor's Desk

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by Kimberly Vrudny

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Our Hyphenated Existences: When the Studio Becomes the Study

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by Maeve Louise Heaney

Maeve Louise Heaney is a lecturer in the School of Theology at Australian Catholic University. She is also an adjunct member of the La Salle Academy for Religious Education, and serves as secretary for the Austrialian Catholic Theological Society.

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Making the Story Come Alive: Sculpting Mary as Prophet

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by Margaret Adams Parker

Margaret Adams Parker (BA, Wellesley College; MFA, American University) has taught as adjunct instructor at Virginia Theological Seminary since 1991. She is a printmaker and sculptor with an extensive record of exhibitions, commissions, and publications. Some of her woodcuts are owned by the Library of Congress. She has created images for several religious presses, as well as Amnesty International, and has received several prestigious fellowships. She was an Artist-in-Residence at Wesley Seminary’s Center for Art and Religion. Parker's sculpture, Mary as Prophet, has been given an Honor Award in the category of Religious Art: Visual Arts by Faith & Form magazine, and The Interfaith Forum on Religion, Art, and Architecture (IFRAA).

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Prophetic Creation: Photography, Theology, and Sculpture

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by B. Cayce Ramey

The Rev. B. Cayce Ramey is a photographer, priest, and rector of All Saints Episcopal Church Sharon Chapel in Alexandria, Virginia. He holds a B.S. from MIT in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science and an M.Div. from Virginia Theological Seminary. His previous work includes documenting life as a U.S. Marine in Iraq, portraits of his children and family life, and photographic reflections on Eucharistic Sanctification. His current focus is on integrating faith, photography, and racial justice.

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Until Now

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by Jennifer Wallace

Jennifer Wallace lives in Baltimore, Maryland, and Shutesbury, Massachusetts. She teaches at the Maryland Institute College of Art, and is a poetry editor at The Cortland Review and a founding editor of Toadlily Press. Her poems, essays, and photographs have appeared in artists’ books, exhibition catalogs, galleries, museums, anthologies and literary journals. Her fourth poetry collection, The Want Fire, was published by Passager Books in 2015.

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The Lord Enclosed the Sea

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by Regina Walton

Regina Walton is publishing her first collection of poetry, The Yearning Life, with Paraclete Press. It will be out in the fall, and is the winner of the Phyllis Tickle Prize in Poetry. She has recently published poems in Poetry East, Soundings East, Scintilla, Asheville Poetry Review, Anglican Theological Review, and Spiritus. Her academic writing includes essays in Studia Liturgica and Preaching and the Theological Imagination (Peter Lang, 2015). She received her Ph.D. in religion and literature from Boston University, and currently serves as rector of Grace Episcopal Church in Newton, Massachusetts.

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The Still Pilgrim Greets All Souls

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by Angela Alaimo O'Donnell

Angela Alaimo O’Donnell teaches English at Fordham University in New York City and serves as Associate Director of Fordham’s Curran Center for American Catholic Studies. Her publications include two chapbooks, Mine and Waiting for Ecstasy, and four collections of poems:  Moving House, Saint Sinatra, Waking My Mother, and Lovers’ Almanac. She has also published The Province of Joy, a book of hours based on the prayer practice of Flannery O’Connor; Fiction Fired by Faith, a biography of O’Connor; and Mortal Blessings, a memoir. A new book of her poems, Still Pilgrim, is forthcoming with Paraclete Press.

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by Harold J. Recinos

Harold J. Recinos is professor of Church and Society at Perkins School of Theology. The son of a Guatemalan father and Puerto Rican mother, he was abandoned as a twelve-year-old boy to New York City streets and, after four years of homelessness, was taken into a Presbyterian family’s home and helped to return to school. His recent publications include Good News from the Barrio: Prophetic Witness for the Church (Westminster John Knox Press, 2006) and Jesus in the Hispanic Community: Images of Christ from Theology to Popular Religion, with Hugo Magallanes (Westminster John Knox Press, 2009). His poems have been featured in Weavings, Anglican Theological Review, Sojourners, The Other Side, and Anabaptist Witness, among others. A collection of poems, Voices on the Corner, was published by Wipf and Stock Publications. 

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Doing Theology with Mitch and Morrie: Why Christians May Need a New Atonement Theory

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by Mark G. McKim

Rev. Dr. Mark G. McKim is the senior minister of preaching and teaching at First Baptist Church, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. He was educated at the University of New Brunswick, Acadia University, and Boston University. In addition to serving churches in three different provinces over a twenty-five-year period, he has taught widely as an adjunct lecturer in theology and church history, in Canada, the United States and most recently, Singapore. He is an avid fan of live theatre. 

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Four New Titles in Theology and the Arts

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by Mark McInroy

Mark McInroy is an assistant professor of systematic theology at the University of St. Thomas, and is the book review editor for ARTS. He has published academic examinations of Origen of Alexandria, Martin Luther, Karl Barth, Karl Rahner, and Hans Urs von Balthasar. He is the author of Balthasar on the Spiritual Senses: Perceiving Splendour (Oxford University Press, 2014).

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