Sofia 112

June 2014

Perfectly Natural

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  • Front cover image :  Hildegard of Bingen, illumination from Liber divinorum operum.
  • Back cover image The Breaking of Bread, catacomb of St Priscilla, Rome 3rd century.



  • FROM The Flower by George Herbert
  • The Parable of the Old Man and the Young (+ Preface, prose) by Wilfred Owen


  • David Lee reviews The Insistence of God: A Theology of Perhaps by John Caputo
  • David Hatton reviews The Fourth Gospel: Tales of a Jewish Mystic by John Selby Spong
  • Patti Whaley reviews The Testament of Mary by Colm Toíbín
  • Kathryn Southworth reviews The Land of Gold by Sebastian Barker

Regulars and Occasionals

  • Letters
  • SOF Sift by Patti Whaley
  • Mayday Note: April is the Cruellest Month
  • As I Please. John Pearson visits World War 1 graves