“Some Small Bone”
Poem by Hailey Leithauser
“Some small bone in your foot is longing for heaven” —Robert Bly
The New Atheist Tradition in Fiction
The New Atheist Novel: Philosophy, Fiction and Polemic after 9/11
by Arthur Bradley and Andrew Tate
The Children Act by Ian McEwan
Fury by Salman Rushdie
The Book Against God by James Wood
Review by Nick Ripatrazone
This collection of short essays demonstrates the push-pull relationship believing artists have with words: We are in pursuit of a God who is revealed through the poetry of the oldest Psalms, but whose true name is impossible to pronounce.
We put it to a group of writers, artists, filmmakers, and musicians: At a time in human history when religious faith is called not only out-of-date but malignant, why do you believe?