CrossCurrents: The Mediation of Meaning

Volume 62, Number 2, June 2012

Edited by S. Brent Rodriguez-Plate

CrossCurrents: The Mediation of Meaning

142 pp., 6 x 9

  • Paperback ISBN: 978-1-4696-6672-3
    Published: June 2012

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Distributed for the Association for Public Religion and Intellectual Life

CrossCurrents connects the wisdom of the heart with the life of the mind and the experiences of the body. The journal is operated through its parent organization, the Association for Public Religion and Intellectual Life (APRIL), an interreligious network of academics, activists, artists, and community leaders seeking to engage the many ways religion meets the public. Contributions to the journal exist at the nexus of religion, education, the arts, and social justice.

In the June 2012 issue of CrossCurrents:

“Introduction: The Mediation of Meaning, or Re‐Mediating McLuhan” by S. Brent Plate

“The Skin of Religion: Aesthetic Mediations of the Sacred” by S. Brent Plate

“First‐Person Shooter Religion: Algorithmic Culture and Inter‐Religious Encounter” by Rachel Wagner

“Pixels Perpetual Shine: The Mediation of Illness, Dying, and Death in the Digital Age” by Elizabeth Drescher

“Cross‐Purposes: Museum Display and Material Culture” by Julia Petrov

“Between God and Google: Reflections on the Technology Project of the Society for the Arts, Religion and Contemporary Culture” by Erling Hope

“Reflections on the Impact of “The Digital Revolution” on Art and Religion” by Rafael Chodos

“Athanasius” book review by J. Harold Ellens

“Christianity: How a Tiny Sect from a Despised Religion Came to Dominate the Roman Empire” book review by J. Harold Ellens

“The Dead Sea Scrolls on Sexuality; Attitudes Towards Sexuality in Sectarian and Related Literature at Qumran” book review by J. Harold Ellens

“Justice for Hedgehogs” book review by Peter Heinegg

“Islam and Homosexuality” book review by J. Harold Ellens

“Geoffrey Fisher, Archbishop of Canterbury 1945–1961; Reformed Dogmatics, Abridged in One Volume; Wild and Robust, The Adventure of Christian Humanism; 40 Questions About Christians and Biblical Law; The Miracle of Kindness, Changing the World One Act at a Time; A Different Priest, The Epistle to The Hebrews” book review roundup by J. Harold Ellens PhD