Sofia 102

December 2011

Advent and Utopia

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  • Front cover image :  Winter solstice sunrise at Stonehenge
  • Back cover image :  Occupy London Stock Exchange camp in St Paul’s Churchyard. Photo by the Editor.



  • Stateless by Kathleen McPhilemy
  • Being Commissioned to Write a Poem by Peter Phillips
  • The 7 Great O Antiphons translated by Dinah Livingstone
  • New Year Snow by Kathleen McPhilemy


  • Theology: Philip Feakin reviews Christian Atheist: Belonging without Believing by Brian Mountford
  • Philosophy: Barbara Burfoot reviews An Enlightened Philosophy by Geoff Crocker
  • Poetry: Sebastian Barker reviews A Thorn in the Flesh by Eddie Linden
  • Dance: On Dance. Cicely Herbert visits the Dance Umbrella 2011 Festival

Regulars and Occasionals

  • Work Competition
  • Letters
  • SOF Sift by Digby Hartridge
  • Radio Rockall