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Marcus Björkman is a photographer based in Sweden. His work has been published internationally and can be viewed at:;

Jo-Anne Cappeluti recently retired from teaching at California State University, Fullerton. She has published essays on W. H. Auden, Wallace Stevens, T. S. Eliot, and Keats, with a forthcoming piece, “Making Nothing Happen: W. H. Auden’s Romantic Legacy,” forthcoming in Renascence. She is a widely published poet, with recent poems in Passager, Blue Unicorn, Christianity and Literature, and Alaska Quarterly Review.

Jeffrey Cooper, c.s.c. is a religious and priest in the Congregation of Holy Cross. He earned his PhD in Christian Spirituality from the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, CA., in 2011. He is currently Assistant Professor of Theology at the University of Portland, Oregon.

Robert Cording teaches English and Creative Writing at the College of the Holy Cross, where he is the Barrett Professor of Creative Writing. He has published six collections of poems, most recently Walking With Ruskin (CavanKerry, 2010). He has received two NEA fellowships in poetry, as well as several poetry grants from the Connecticut Commission for the Arts. His poems have appeared in numerous publications, including Nation, the Georgia Review, the Southern Review, Poetry, The Kenyon and New England Review, Orion, and The New Yorker.

Brad Davis lives in Pomfret, CT, where he is a counselor, teacher, and coach at the Pomfret School. His poems have appeared in such journals as Chautauqua, Image, Ascent, Paris Review, and Poetry. His most recent books of poetry include Opening King David, Self Portrait w/Disposable Camera (chapbook), and Sunken Garden Poetry 1992–2011 (anthology). He has an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts.

Joseph D. Driskill is Professor emeritus of Spirituality at Pacific School of Religion and Dean emeritus of the Disciples Seminary Foundation, Berkeley. He is the author of Protestant Spiritual Exercises (Morehouse Publishing, 1999), Spiritually-Informed Pastoral Care (Zondervan, 2002) and co-author with Karen Lebacqz of Ethics and Spiritual Care (Abingdon Press, 2000), as well as, numerous articles. Most recently he contributed a chapter on “Mainline [End Page 134] Protestant Spirituality” to the volume Four Views on Christian Spirituality (Zondervan, 2012).

Patrick Ender is a student and fine art photographer who lives in Bonn, Germany. He concentrates on portrait and conceptual-based work. His work can be seen at;

Mark Estabrook is a Radio-TV-Film graduate of The University of Texas at Austin. He also holds a Masters of Public Administration with an emphasis in policy analysis from the University of Oklahoma. He has served as an AWACS aircraft commander in the Persian Gulf and North Atlantic and currently flies an Airbus 300 for a major airline. He has most recently been covering the revolution in Kiev, Ukraine as a free-lance photographer.

Eileen Flanagan is Professor of Spirituality and Religious Studies at Neumann University, Aston, Pennsylvania where she coordinates the Graduate Program in Spiritual Direction. Her research interests include the medieval, modern, and contemporary tradition of Clare of Assisi and the Poor Clares.

Alexandros Gartzonikas is a photographer based in Greece.

Candy Gunther Brown is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Indiana University. She is the author/editor of Testing Prayer: Science and Healing (Harvard University Press, 2012); Global Pentecostal and Charismatic Healing (Oxford University Press, 2011), and The Word in the World: Evangelical Writing, Publishing, and Reading in America, 1789–1880 (University of North Carolina Press, 2004). Her latest book, The Healing Gods of Christian America: Complementary and Alternative Medicine in the Mainstream, is forthcoming from Oxford University Press in 2013.

Brett Hendrickson is Assistant Professor in the department of Religious Studies at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania, where he teaches courses on religions in Latin America, Latino/a religions, religion and public life, and religion and healing. His research is in the area of Mexican and Mexican American folk and religious healing, and his book Border Medicine: A Transcultural History of...


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