Contents of Volume
January 2008 Number One
Everyday Mysteries: A Religious Life in the Real World
Making Something Happen: Toward Transformative Mennonite Peace Poetry
John J. Fisher
A Defense of Ornament: The Supplement of Literary Language and Julia Spicher Kasdorf’s “Catholics” and “Mennonites”
Robert J. Meyer-Lee
Experiments in Sociolyric Voicing: Dubious Narrators in the Recent Work of Jeff Gundy and Keith Ratzlaff
An Essential Stranger, Yes: Nick Lindsay at Goshen College, 1969-2000
Julia Spicher Kasdorf
Writing Out From the Mennonite Family Farm: Gordon Friesen’s Homegrown Grapes of Wrath
Brad S. Born
Revisiting Home: Reading Miriam Toews’s A Complicated Kindness and Sandra Birdsell’s Children of the Day Through the Lens of Ontario-Mennonite Literature
Transgression into Grace: David Elias’s Sunday Afternoon
Edna A. Froese
Regenerative Knitting: Work and Hope in Rudy Wiebe’s Mennonite Triptych
Research Note: Epistolary Rhetoric and Marital Love in the Martyrs Mirror
Gerald J. Mast
Janzen, Jean. Elements of Faithful Writing.
Reviewed by Ann Hostetler
Davis, Todd. Some Heaven.
Reviewed by Keith Ratzlaff
Neufeld, Elsie K., ed. Half in the Sun: An Anthology of Mennonite Writing.
Reviewed by Tom Penner
Elias, David. Sunday Afternoon.
Reviewed by Evie Yoder Miller
Wiebe, Rudy. Of This Earth: A Mennonite Boyhood in the Boreal Forest.
Reviewed by Ervin Beck
Isaak, Helmut. Menno Simons and the New Jerusalem.
Reviewed by James M. Stayer
Shachtman, Tom. Rumspringa: To Be or Not To Be Amish.
Reviewed by Richard A. Stevick
Loewen, Royden. Diaspora in the Countryside: Two Mennonite Communities and Mid-Twentieth Century Rural Disjuncture.
Reviewed by Steven P. Miller
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