November 2007 – May 2008

Volume 18, Number 3




Through the Editor's Eyes

Chompin' on a Canary

Catherine Groves

In "Chompin' on a Canary," Catherine Groves explores what-if speculation: the kind of thinking that brings new life to the stale. As Groves notes, "One master of what-if speculation is, of course, Robert M. Price. After all, the entire 'Tales of Saint Iodasaph' series is based on a what-if. What if Saint Iodasaph — who is, in short, a canonized Buddhist legend — had really existed?" Or, what if, for that matter, we had a pre-canonical canon, a New Testament that delivered the rich spectrum of early Christian texts? Imagine what treasures we would discover!

A Peek Between the Covers

Dan Hahn

For his "Peek" this time around, the Reverend Daniel B. Hahn reviews — what's this? — The Pre-Nicene New Testament by Robert M. Price, an interpretive translation of the twenty-seven canonical books, as well as twenty-seven other writings that inspired early Christians before the canon we know today came to be seen as definitive.

A Tale of Saint Iodasaph

Revelation of Nothing

Robert M. Price

In a delightful tie-in to Hahn's review of The Pre-Nicene New Testament, Robert M. Price treats us to a special "Tale of Saint Iodasaph" featuring Marcion, the early Christian heretic who shaped the course of Christianity in startling ways. Not quite fiction, yet more than intellectual ingenuity, the "Tales of Saint Iodasaph" offer an intriguing sort of wisdom born from a what-if. And in "Revelation of Nothing," Price's hypothetical Saint Iodasaph sheds light on the nature — and dangers — of scriptures.

A Pensive Pause

Truth in Unlabling

Joanne Winetzki

"Labels that correctly describe and differentiate goods help us make informed decisions," remarks Joanne Winetzki. In "Truth in Unlabeling," Winetzki explores the pitfalls of the "lazy labeling habit" — especially when it comes to characterizing people.

The Letters Library

C*NAQ readers speak out

Father John W. Groff, Jr. and Wendell E. Wilkinson provide thought-provoking feedback on the May-October 2007 issue of C*NAQ. And Raymond Barnett, Ph.D., author of Relax, You're Already Home: Everyday Taoist Habits for a Richer Life, comments on Joanne Winetzki's review of his book, as well as her "Pensive Pause" piece, "Maybe It Is all about Me!" 


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Color & Aesthetic Enhancements


In this issue, we continue to discover fresh ways of visually enhancing Christian*New Age Quarterly, as we play with our new color capabilities! 

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