Summer 2021 • Volume 103 • Number 3

Special issue on “Gratitude”
Guest editors: C.K. Robertson and Heather Melton

Editors’ Notes

Editors’ introduction
C. K. Robertson and Heather Melton


On Gratitude
Walter Brueggemann


Benefaction, gratitude, and reciprocity within the Bible
Douglas C. Mohrmann

Institutional justice and the virtue of gratitude
Nathaniel A. Warne

Ingratitude is not an option: gratitude as imago Dei
Thomas Bohache

Miigwech and blood memory: gratitude as a multi-lineage spiritual practice
Hillary Raining

For what shall we give thanks? On gratitude, justice, and the gospel of Christ
K.D. Joyce

Gratitude as a Performative
Armand E. Larive

A theology of gratitude for rising generations
Stephanie Townes


Lisa Bellamy

La Santa Cena
Spencer Reece

Book Reviews

Robert Alter, The Art of Bible Translation
Andrew C. Sloan

John Barnett, Christian and Sikh: A Practical Theology of Multiple Religious Participation
Lucinda Mosher

Gerald J. Beyer, Just Universities: Catholic Social Teaching Confronts Corporatized
Higher Education

Neil Dhingra

Jason Byassee, Psalms 101-150
Jackson Reinhardt

Caroline Walker Bynum, Dissimilar Similitudes: Devotional Objects in Late Medieval Europe
Erin Risch Zoutendam

Rebecca L. Copeland, Created Being: Expanding Creedal Christology
Mark S. Medley

Elizabeth Geitz, Spiritual Truth in the Age of Fake News
Michael Battle

Roland Hearn, Sheri D. Kling and Thomas Jay Oord, Open and Relational Leadership:
Leading with Love

William Kondrath

A. Robert Hirschfeld, With Sighs Too Deep for Words: Grace and Depression
Joshua A. Hill

Harry O. Maier, New Testament Christianity in the Roman World
Sheridan Hardy

Candida R. Moss, Divine Bodies: Resurrecting Perfection in the New Testament
and Early Christianity

Colin Mcfarland

Judith A. Muskett, Shop Window, Flagship, Common Ground. Metaphor in Cathedral
and Congregational Studies

Sheryl A. Kujawa-Holbrook

John O’Malley, When Bishops Meet: An Essay Comparing Trent, Vatican I, and Vatican II
Kristin Colberg

Robert Chao Romero, The Brown Church: Five Centuries of Latina/o Social Justice,
Theology, and Identity

John L. Kater

Owen Strachan, Mark A. Yarhouse, Julia Sadusky, Megan K. DeFranza and
Justin Sabia-Tanis, Understanding Transgender Identities: Four Views
Alex Clare-Young

John J. Thatamanil, Circling the Elephant: A Comparative Theology of Religious Diversity
Lucinda Mosher

Edwin Chr. Van Driel, What Is Jesus Doing? God’s Activity in the Life and Work
of the Church

Robert Honeychurch

Maureen Walker, When Getting Along Is Not Enough: Reconstructing Race
in Our Lives and Relationships

William Kondrath

Nicholas Wolterstorff, In This World of Wonders: Memoir of a Life in Learning
Rachel M. Douglass