Save 40% on UNC Press books during our American History SALE

Save 40% on UNC Press books during our American History SALE


Edited by S. Brent Rodriguez-Plate


Frequency: Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter

Latest Issue: Volume 71, Number 1 (April 2021)

Size: 6 x 9

Bibliographic Information: ISSN: 0011-1952 / 1939-3881 (electronic)


CrossCurrents: Pursuing Social Justice and Interreligious Work since 1950CrossCurrents 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.

Membership Information and Rates

The Association for Public Religion and Intellectual Life (formerly ARIL) is a global network of leaders, scholars, and social change agents who explore religious life, engage in intellectual inquiry, and lead ethical action in the world today. Their primary objective, especially through annual summer colloquia and the scholarly CrossCurrents journal, is to bring together leading voices of our time to advocate for justice and to examine global spiritual and interreligious currents in both historical and contemporary perspectives.

Individual memberships with APRIL include access to the latest year of CrossCurrents through our partners at Project MUSE, access to back issues starting with Volume 58, 2008, monthly newsletters, early access to summer colloquium themes, a 40% on UNC Press books, and more.

Regular Membership with Digital Subscription: $55
Seminary or Student Membership with Digital Subscription: $50
Regular Membership with Print and Digital Subscription: $95
Seminary or Student Membership with Print and Digital Subscription: $90

We have a partnership with Duke University Press (DUP) for membership fulfillment and subscriptions. Agencies are eligible for a discount on the institutional rate. If you have questions about an existing subscription or membership please contact DUP Journals Services:

  • Online orders click “Join APRIL” under Subscribe at left
  • Email
  • Phone toll-free in the US and Canada (888) 651-0122
  • Phone (919) 688-5134



S. Brent Rodriguez-Plate, Hamilton College, USA

Cultural Connections Editors

Rosalind Hinton, Independent scholar, USA
Hussein Rashid, Independent scholar, USA

Associate Editors

Stephanie Mitchem, University of South Carolina, USA
Amanullah de Sondy, University College Cork, Ireland
Timothy K. Beal, Case Western Reserve, USA
Melanie Barbato, University of Münster, Germany

Editorial Board

Fatimah Ashrif, Rumi’s Circle; Muslim Institute, UK
Julia Watts Belser, Georgetown University, USA
Joy Bostic, Case Western Reserve, USA
Cláudio Carvalhaes, Union Seminary, USA
Judy Chen, Buddhist Council of NY and the American Buddhist Confederation, Canada
Robbie B. H. Goh, National University Singapore, Singapore
Henry Goldschmidt, Interfaith Center of New York, USA
Nikky-Guninder Singh, Colby College, USA
Scott Holland, Bethany Seminary, USA
Erling Hope, Artist, USA
Amir Hussain, Loyola Maymount University, USA
Robert P. Jones, Public Religion Research Institute, USA
Björn Krondorfer, Northern Arizona University, USA
J. Shawn Landres, Jumpstart Labs, Santa Monica, USA
Laura Levitt, Temple University, USA
Eugene Lowe, Northwestern University, USA
Peter Manseau, Smithsonian Institute, USA
Shabana Mir, American Islamic College, USA
Jolyon Mitchell, University of Edinburgh, UK
Diane L. Moore, Harvard University, USA
Harold Morales, Morgan State University, USA
Vanessa Ochs, University of Virginia, USA
Laurie L. Patton, Middlebury College, USA
Daria Pezzoli-Olgiati, Ludwig Maximilian University, Germany
Kathryn Reklis, Fordham University, USA
Christian Scharen, St. Lydia’s Church, Brooklyn, USA
Randall Styers, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA
Kayla Renée Wheeler, Xavier University, USA
Pamela Winfield, Elon University, USA

Table of Contents

VOLUME 71, Number 1


CrossCurrents at 70 and Beyond: An Editor’s Introduction
Brent Rodríguez-Plate

Hooked on Feelings: The Story of My Jewish Pathologies
Jodi Eichler-Levine

Feeling Jewish: Nostalgia and American Jewish Religion
Rachel B. Gross

Something Alive Appears
Hannah Altman

“Becoming” Bodies: Affect Theory, Transgender Jews, and the Rejection of the Coherent Subjecty
S.J. Crasnow

Contemporary Relics
Laura S. Levitt

The Art of Fixing Broken Worlds
Heather Stoltz

Jewish Objects and Jewish Affects: A Conversation
Jodi Eichler-Levine, Rachel B. Gross, Laura A. Leibman, and Laura S. Levitt


“Sin” and “God’s Spell”
Owolusi Lucky Oluwabunmi

Cultural Connections

Echoing Abundance: Public Art and Mutual Aid in Pandemic New Orleans
Gwen Dilworth

Andrea Miller, Awakening My Heart: Articles, Essays and Interviews on the Buddhist Life
Reviewed by Judy Chen

Ally Kateusz, Mary and Early Christian Women: Hidden Leadership
Reviewed by Elizabeth Ursic


Advertising Rates