Our culture does not know how to deal with legacies. We either treat the dead with some combination of awe and fear, or we think of our forebears as unworthy of remembrance, to be cast behind our own pursuits and discoveries.
Christians, however, can take a different tack. Ours is a historical faith, containing gifts each generation must re-open—some to be treasured, some to be viewed and sent back.
In this issue of Comment, we reject both our tendencies to ignore and to idolize the past. Instead, we seek to draw the good out of legacies, as we acknowledge that all legacies east of Eden will always be, at best, mixed.
How will you respond to the gifts of these legacies in your own life and work?
20 Articles In this Issue
Contributors to this Issue
(PhD, Free University of Amsterdam) is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Redeemer University College.
Assistant professor of English and humanities at The King's College in NYC, and chief film critic at Christianity Today.
Program Director, Work and Economics with Cardus, and an editor of Comment.
Bruce Herman, 59, is a painter, and Professor of Art at Gordon College, near Boston.
Professor Emeritus in Philosophical Aesthetics at the Institute for Christian Studies in Toronto.
Poet and critic who served for six years as the Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts.
David K. Naugle
Dr. David K. Naugle is chair and professor of philosophy at Dallas Baptist University.
David W. Gill
(Ph.D., USC) is on the faculty of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (South Hamilton, Mass.).
Deani Van Pelt
Director of the Barbara Mitchell Centre for Improvement in Education at the Fraser Institute.
Associate Professor of Philosophy at Geneva College. This year she received the College's Excellence in Scholarship award.
Publisher and editor of Image and director of the MFA in Creative Writing program at Seattle Pacific University.
Dr. James Romaine is a New York City based art historian who is an Associate Professor of Art History at Nyack College.
Has too many jobs. He's the author of a four-book fantasy series, and a popular textbook on movies, faith, and culture.
Karen Swallow Prior
Karen Swallow Prior, Ph.D., is an award-winning Professor of English at Liberty University.
Completed his PhD. in philosophy at the University of Chicago.
Professor and Director of Graduate Studies at the School of Architecture at the University of Notre Dame.
Finishing a dissertation in the History & Philosophy of Science at the University of Notre Dame.
Walter C. Wright Jr.
Walter Wright was the Executive Director of the Max De Pree Center for Leadership, and sits on the board of Cardus.
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