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This issue of ARTS features the piece Mary as Prophet, a sculpture by Margaret Adams Parker installed at Virginia Theological Seminary. Peggy Parker discusses her own work, followed by a photo essay by B. Cayce Ramey treating Parker's prophetic creation. Also in this issue, Australia-based theologian and musician Maeve Louise Heaney attempts, in her mediation between modernity's turn to the subject and its requisite hermeneutic of suspicion, to articulate how those who have a hyphenated existence as both artists and theologians hold great promise for the theological enterprise, as they can propel the discipline of theology forward by modeling how to take the selfhood of the theologian seriously. Mark Burrows curates four poems by Jennifer Wallace, Regina Walton, Angela Alaimo O'Donnell, and Harold J. Recinos. Mark McKim, a Canada-based minister, reflects on how the play Tuesdays with Morrie demonstrates how the central symbols of the Christian story no longer resonate with western culture, and he proposes ways to think about Christianity anew. Mark McInroy rounds out the issue with notes about four new titles in theology and the arts.
ARTS: The Arts in Religious and Theological Studies is the journal of the Society for the Arts in Religious and Theological Studies (SARTS), and is published by the Religion and the Arts Program at United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities and the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of St. Thomas. ARTS appreciates the additional financial support of partner institutions. We are funded by donations from our partner institutions as well as individual memberships to the professional society and through subscriptions to ARTS: The Arts in Religious and Theological Studies. Your new or ongoing support is very much appreciated.