Sofia 108

June 2013

The Uses of God

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  • Front cover image :  William Blake Elohim creating Adam
  • Back cover image :  Esperanza Guevara, Solentiname,The Wedding at Cana



  • Gesang ist Dasein by Rainer Maria Rilke, translated by Martyn Crucefix
  • Pulse by Kathleen McPhilemy
  • Go by John Pearson


  • Bible. Helen Bellamy reviews Chasing an Elusive God by Ray Vincent
  • Liberation theology. Pauline Pearson reviews Seeking Justice by Keith Hebden
  • Social History. Mary Lloyd reviews A People’s History of London by Lindsey German and John Rees
  • Science. Dominic Kirkham reviews The Universe Within: A Scientific Adventure by Neil Shubin
  • Poetry. Kathleen McPhilemy reviews Sonnets to Orpheus by Rainer Maria Rilke, translated by Martyn Crucefix

Regulars and Occasionals

  • Cartoons by Josh
  • Letters
  • SOF Sift by Mike Sumpner
  • Radio Rockall
  • As I Please. Cicely Herbert recalls visits to Père Lachaise and Highgate Cemeteries