Contents, Volume 13 #6
Christmas Pot-Pourri Two opposing holistic visions,
searching for spirit in film
and the Word made flesh
as seen by East and West
If we reexamine why Jesus came, we may put more energy into applying the lessons of love.
Stephanie Vincec CSJ (p.2) Battle of the Titans
Buckminster Fuller and Lewis Mumford offered contrasting ways of looking at technology and civilization.
Scott Eastham (p.6) Madonna Inside Out and Outside In
The painter of Russia's most famous icon emphasized the Word that was made flesh, while Giovanni Bellini emphasized the flesh that the Word inhabited.
Thomas Roach (p.10) Hollywood's Poet Rides to the Rescue
Films at Cannes, Batman Forever and John Ford suggest what movies are, have been and can be.
Marc Gervais SJ (p.12)
Peace on Earth--Christmas 1995
Human Rights: Beyond Indignation
Should we maintain economic relations with countries whose human rights policies we oppose?
Cranford Pratt (p.14)
If your browser doesn't support tables, select this alternate version of the article.Armed Conflicts in the World 1995
Compass's ninth annual map of the planet's wars. (p.16) Forgotten Wars and Treaties (p.19)
Rwanda. Louisa Blair
Haiti. Susan Joanis
Burma. Penny Sanger The Holy Innocents
One part of the Christmas story is too grisly for the Disney version.
Curtis Fahey (p.24)
A Sister's Life
Two books by Ann Copeland.
Reviewed by Stephanie Vincec CSJ (p.25) Bookshelf Gleanings
Economy of care, Saskatchewan farm crisis and art that is in dialogue with nature. (p.26)
"Spiritual Fast Food" has too little food. (p.4) Points
Jesus of Teresa, a chasm in two jumps and two takes on naked. (p.5)
If your browser doesn't support tables, click here for the alternate version of Points.Compass Cryptic by Margaret Visser
Baby sea serpents, a range of crumpets and a hundred Roman house gods. (p.29) Testament
A covenant economy based on love of neighbour. Janet Somerville (p.30) Distractions by Martin Royackers
Yes, Father, but we long for light. (p.31)
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