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CONTENTS
Vol. 49, No. 1
Spring 1999

Editorial: Conversation, Conflict, and Community
KENNETH ARNOLD

Articles

Listening with the Ear of the Heart
FRANK T. GRISWOLD

Schisms, Murder, and Hungry Ghosts in Shangra-la
MIKE WILSON

Martin Buber and Jewish-Arab Peace
DAN LEON

Risks and Faith
CARMELA INGWER

The Moral Primacy of Basic Respect
STEPHEN J. POPE

Does Faith Have a Future?
PAUL LAKELAND

So Many Good Voices in My Head
SCOTT HOLLAND

Poetry

The Mirror (for Francis of Assisi)
STEVE LAUTERMILCH

Conference Call
J. BARRIE SHEPHERD

Review Essays

Thomas Merton's Contemplative Struggle:
Bridging the Abyss to Find Freedom

GEORGE A. KILCOURSE, JR.

Does the Papacy Have a Future?
JEAN FRANÇOIS NOTHOMB

Converting to Religion after Its Demise:
Thoughts on Marcel Gauchet and His American Reception

STEVEN ENGLUND

Queering Church, Churching Queers
ROBIN HAWLEY GORSLINE

The Bible as a Site for Struggle:
Rethinking Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza

MARIE SABIN

Books

Michael Budde, The (Magic) Kingdom of God
WILLIAM T. CAVANAUGH

Richard Rorty, Truth and Progress, Philosophical Papers
RIKARD DONOVAN

Leon Wieseltier, Kaddish
CATHERINE MADSEN

Nehemia Polen, The Holy Fire: The Teachings of Rabbi Kalonymus Kalman Shapira,
the Rebbe of the Warsaw Ghetto
RACHEL T. SABATH

Belden C. Lane, The Solace of Fierce Landscapes
NANCY WRIGHT

Doris Grumbach, The Presence of Absence: On Prayers and an Epiphany
Jim Crace, Quarantine
KENNETH ARNOLD

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We are pleased to announce that Randi Rashkover, who appears on the masthead of this issue as assistant editor, officially joins the staff of Cross Currents in May, when she will receive the Ph.D. from the University of Virginia. Her dissertation, "Franz Rosenzweig, Karl Barth, and the Theology of Election," tells something of the variety of interests she brings. In addition to her work for us, she teaches at St. Peter's College and the Frisch Yeshiva. She was an ARIL Colloquium Fellow in 1996.

Also new to the masthead with our Winter issue are this year's contributing editors. Tissa Balasuriya, a priest in Sri Lanka, whose book Mary and Human Liberation caused some controversy when it first appeared, is founder and director of the Centre for Society and Religion and a founding member of the Ecumenical Association of Third World Theologians. Scott Holland is pastor of the Monroeville Church of the Brethren in suburban Pittsburgh and a widely published essayist. Catherine Madsen is a visiting lecturer in the religion department at Mount Holyoke College and a lay cantor. She has also published in numerous journals.

Our new editor for fiction and poetry is Beverly Coyle, whose most recent novel, Taken In, was published last year by Viking. She is the author of two other novels, In Troubled Waters and The Kneeling Bus, both available from Penguin.