Winter 2014

Volume 21, Number 4

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The Mythic Power of the Atonement

Robert M. Price

Dr. Robert M. Price opens this essay asking, "If Jesus Christ should turn out to have been a purely mythic or literary figure, would that stultify all talk of his atonement?" Whether or not Jesus was a historical individual, the power of the atonement, Price suggests, may turn out to be itself mythic in character. This is an outstanding delve into the thoughts of scholars, such as Rudolf Bultmann, Paul Tillich, Van A. Harvey, Wilhelm Herrmann, Jean-Jacques Rousseau and others — and Price offers a wealth of thought-provoking insights of his own.

A Pensive Pause

It Is What It Is — or Is It?

Joanne Winetzki

As a child, Joanne Winetzki would often hear her parents adopt the pragmatic tone typical of the times and say, "It is what it is." Yet given her contemporary environment's more progressive outlook, Winetzki wonders, "or is it?" and moves on to muse about mindfulness.

A Peek Between the Covers

Joanne Winetzki

The subject of Joanne Winetzki's "Peek Between the Covers" is David Richo's The Power of Coincidence: How Life Shows Us What We Need To Know. Winetzki tells us, "Richo draws on mythology, philosophy, religion and spiritual traditions, along with stories of ordinary people, to show us how an awareness of synchronicity can enrich our lives, move us forward on our journeys and connect us with the Divine. According to Richo, "There is synchronicity in the way we find our destiny in life through people and events."

The Letters Library

C*NAQ readers speak out

This time around, we hear from the Reverend Brian E. Sterley of South Africa, the Reverend David Brock, Father John W. Groff, Jr., and more, most commenting on "The Afterlife" by Catherine Groves — her Autumn 2014 "Peek Between the Covers."


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