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Issue 55


This special issue features a symposium of writers responding to the question Why Believe in God? The editors of Image envisioned this not as a rebuttal in the dryly argumentative style of the so-called New Atheists, but as a way of allowing writers and artists to address the question through intuition and imagination. The symposium (also available by itself in book form) contains reflections from poets B.H. Fairchild and Martha Serpas, fiction writers Doris Betts and Ron Hansen, essayist Richard Rodriguez, filmmaker Wim Wenders, songwriter Linford Detweiler (of Over the Rhine), and more. Plus, poetry by Ilya Kaminsky, a conversation with Walter Brueggemann, fiction by A.G. Mojtabai, the art of Barry Krammes, and much more.

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Editorial Statement

Gregory Wolfe, The Humiliation of the Word


A.G. Mojtabai, Signs and Wonders
Elizabeth Smither, The Hippocratic Oath
Anthony Bukoski, The Shadow Players


Jillian Barnet, Death Seat
Ilya Kaminsky, In Our Time
David Brendan Hopes, Two Poems
Jack Stewart, Two Poems
Brendan Galvin, Two Poems
Peter Cooley, Great Issues

Why Believe in God?

Doris Betts
Ben Birnbaum
Richard Chess
Dennis Covington
Linford Detweiler
B.H. Fairchild
Ron Hansen
Lyanda Lynn Haupt
Richard Jones
Sydney Lea
Gina Ochsner
Suzanne Paola
Richard Rodriguez
Martha Serpas
Wim Wenders


A Conversation with Walter Brueggemann

Visual Arts

Christina Valentine, Barry Krammes: Shepherd of the Wasteland
Tom Devonshire Jones, A Geology of the Sacred: Stephen Cox Reopens the Ancient Quarries


Margaret Gibson, Faith, Hope, Charity

Book Review

Peggy Rosenthal on Bruce Beasley’s The Corpse Flower,
David Craig’s Mary’s House,
Todd Davis’s Some Heaven,
and Richard Jones’s Apropos of Nothing

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Weight .75 lbs
Dimensions 10 × 7 × .5 in

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