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Spring 2020 | Volume 38, Issue 2

The Stories We Tell

In an age when the humanities are struggling to defend their utility, history tremors at the tip of the spear. It doesn’t seem to explain the way things are, it’s not, well, current, and it doesn’t tickle our endless fascination with ourselves. Yet this spring issue exists to demonstrate that a prismatic study of history may be among the most important disciplines we can undertake for the recovery of a healthier public discourse and the beginnings of mutual accountability. We’ve invited an array of contributors to tell some histories with fresh integrity, explore the role of memory, and discern how much weight to give the past in discerning the contours of our present.

15 Articles In this Issue
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The Stories We Tell by Anne Snyder

Discerning history in all its multitudes.

07
Dear America by Larycia Hawkins

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In the Shadow of Memory by Dante Stewart

"The act of imagination is bound up with memory." —Toni Morrison

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When the Past Has No Place by Joseph Grenny

The power and peril of examining personal history.

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Inherited Flavours   by Gracy Olmstead

Ordinary inheritances: a symposium.

Inherited Flavours

by Gracy Olmstead
  This article will be released for subscribers on July 4th @ 9am

Ordinary inheritances: a symposium.

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The Season of Delight   by Heather Dennis

Ordinary inheritances: a symposium.

The Season of Delight

by Heather Dennis
  This article will be released for subscribers on June 4th @ 9am

Ordinary inheritances: a symposium.

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This Body, Broken   by Doug Sikkema

Ordinary inheritances: a symposium.

This Body, Broken

by Doug Sikkema
  This article will be released for subscribers on June 4th @ 9am

Ordinary inheritances: a symposium.

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A Living Memory by Yishai Schwartz

Amalek, forgetting, and the lessons of Jewish memory.

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Terrence Malick and the Question of Martyrdom   by David Michael

"Does a man have the right to let himself be put to death for the truth?" —Søren Kierkegaard

Terrence Malick and the Question of Martyrdom

by David Michael
  This article will be released for subscribers on June 11th @ 9am

"Does a man have the right to let himself be put to death for the truth?" —Søren Kierkegaard

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A Letter to Dietrich von Hildebrand by John Henry Crosby

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A Letter to C.S. Lewis by Jerry Root

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Evangelicals by Peter Wehner

A review.

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Storied Cities   by Aaron Renn

The lost link between a city's forgotten history and its cultural potential.

Storied Cities

by Aaron Renn
  This article will be released for subscribers on June 4th @ 9am

The lost link between a city's forgotten history and its cultural potential.

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Embodied Histories   by Heidi Deddens

Embodied Histories

by Heidi Deddens
  This article will be released for subscribers on June 4th @ 9am

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Memento Mori by Brian Dijkema

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