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The Art of the Non-Anxious Presence

JANUARY 2012: AS WE SEE IT by Jessica Bratt Staring at people and crying are two things New Yorkers typically avoid doing in public. But this past spring, all were welcome to engage in either or both within the walls of the Museum of Modern Art. Marina Abramovic, a Yugoslav-born performance artist, invited passersby to become participants during her latest exhibit, "The Artist Is Present." The ingredients? Marina, silent, seated on a chair in a bare room. An empty chair…
Jessica Bratt
October 30, 2014
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Incarnation: the “amazing act of gracious condescension”

I cannot help but envy the multitude of students who from 1952 to 1978 heard this material presented in person by Thomas F. Torrance in his Christian Dogmatics course at New College, Edinburgh. Nonetheless, I am grateful for the next best thing, this artfully edited volume of lectures, whose well-organized structure and straightfor ward style gave me the satisfied impression of having just audited a course with this outstanding twentieth- century Reformed theologian. I eagerly anticipate reading the second volume…
Jessica Bratt
May 1, 2009