Fall 2015 Table of Contents
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Left-Wing Follies: The Self-Defeating Ideas that Hold Activists Back
To access the tools we need to transform our society, we must overcome anti-intellectualism on the left. Let’s reforge the link between head and heart.
The Audience of the Future: Building the Religious Counterculture
Secular society is narcissistically stuck in the now. As progressives, we must focus instead on how we’ll be viewed by future generations.
Sacred Earth, Sacred Self: A Meditation on Inner Transformation
To overthrow the alienation and false needs of capitalism, we must imagine a culture of love, fearlessness, and honor for the sacred—then start building it.
Against Patriarchy: Reclaiming the Christian Doctrine of the Virgin Birth
The meaning of the virgin birth got lost in translation: it wasn’t meant to vilify female sexuality but to echo a prophetic challenge to oppression.
SPECIAL SECTION: WHAT’S NEXT FOR ISRAEL/PALESTINE?
What’s Next for Israel/Palestine? An Introduction
The Logic of Abandoning the Two-States Campaign
We Need to Make Peace More Lucrative Than Occupation
Israel Can’t Have It Both Ways: Recognize Palestine or Grant Equal Rights
SAM BAHOUR AND TONY KLUG
The Only Road to Sustainable Peace: Pluralistic Democracy
If You Want Justice, Support All Forms of Nonviolent Pressure on Israel
Escaping the Two-State Snare
IAN S. LUSTICK
Moving Beyond the One-State/Two-State Debate
A New Horizon for Peace: An Israel-Palestine Union
Closing Thoughts on “What’s Next for Israel/Palestine?”
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POLITICS & SOCIETY
The Power of Service
To Transform the World, Think Like a Gardener
Before the Door of God edited by Jay Hopler and Kimberly Johnson
The Sea Sleeps: New and Selected Poems by Greg Miller
Once in the West by Christian Wiman
Review by David Danoff
Flawed System/Flawed Self: Job Searching and Unemployment by Ofer Sharone | Review by Amy Mazur
Entheogens, Society & Law: Towards a Politics of Consciousness, Autonomy & Responsibility by Daniel Waterman | Review by Stephen Mo Hanan
Dante’s Politics by Rich Michelson
State Terrorism in the West
The United States and Terrorism: An Ironic Perspective by Ron Hirschbein
Moving from Text Study to Activism
The Soul of Jewish Social Justice by Shmuly Yankowitz
Christianity for the Postmodern Mind
Christ Actually: The Son of God for the Secular Age by James Carroll, The Book of Forgiving: The Fourfold Path for Healing Ourselves and Our World by Desmond Tutu and Mpho Tutu
Pastoral Prose Poetry
Urban Pastorals by Clive Wilmer