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Image seeks out and brings to its readers work of high artistic quality that engages with the historic faith traditions on a profound level, without easy answers or false uplift, and with a serious respect for beauty and truth.
Appearing in Image’s pages are:
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie ♦ Scott Cairns ♦ Bruce Cockburn ♦ Robert Coles ♦ Annie Dillard ♦ Louise Erdrich ♦ Mark Helprin ♦ Oscar Hijuelos ♦ John Irving ♦ Ron Hansen ♦ Philip Levine ♦ Dana Gioia ♦ Kathleen Norris ♦ Mary Oliver ♦ Robert Olen Butler ♦ Marilynne Robinson ♦ Sufjan Stevens ♦ John Updike ♦ Wim Wenders ♦ Elie Wiesel ♦ Richard Wilbur ♦ Joy Williams ♦ Rowan Williams ♦ Christian Wiman ♦ Lauren F. Winner
Material first published in Image has appeared in the Pushcart Prize anthology, Best American Essays, Best American Poetry, Best American Spiritual Writing, O. Henry Prize Stories, The Art of the Essay, New Stories from the South, Best Christian Short Stories, Best Christian Writing, and Best American Movie Writing. Image has also been nominated by Utne Reader for an Alternative Press Award for Spiritual Coverage, and has been excerpted by Harper’s, the Wilson Quarterly, and Utne Reader, and featured on-line at Poetry Daily and on the air at Garrison Keillor's Reader's Almanac.
Ronald Austin ♦ Scott Cairns ♦ Robert Coles ♦ Denis Donoghue ♦ Carolyn Forche ♦ Gordon Fuglie ♦ Mary Gordon ♦ Patricia Hampl ♦ Ron Hansen ♦ Mark Helprin ♦ Andrew Hudgins ♦ Thomas Lynch ♦ Paul Mariani ♦ Mary McCleary ♦ Barry Moser ♦ Marilyn Nelson ♦ Kathleen Norris ♦ Theodore Prescott ♦ Richard Rodriguez ♦ Dan Wakefield ♦ Jeanne Murray Walker ♦ Wim Wenders ♦ Rowan Williams ♦ Christian Wiman ♦ Lauren F. Winner ♦ Larry Woiwode
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“Image occupies a unique place in the religion/arts world. No other journal manages to maintain such academic integrity while at the same time avoiding theological jargon. No other journal manages to offer such depth while still remaining comprehensible to a general readership. No other journal manages to be so provocative while also being so full of common sense. And no other journal in this field begins to match Image for quality of presentation. A major achievement with a rich and promising future.”
—Jeremy Begbie, Thomas A. Langford Research Professor in Theology, Duke Divinity School
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—Terry Tempest Williams, author of Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place
“Image is the most meaningful literary journal being published today. Each issue brings us back into an understanding that art pierces the surface of our lives to illuminate the soul; that art is, indeed, a redemptive gift from God.”
—Bret Lott, author of Jewel
“This magazine fills a real gap in the area of art and religion, and I am convinced that for many people this journal will be a very important source of better understanding of the deep links between art and religion.”
—Henri J.M. Nouwen, author of Behold the Beauty of the Lord
“You have produced something that is fine, beautiful, and commendable. God certainly is not in need of your help, but if He were to venture an opinion I'm fairly sure that He would smile upon all that you have done. In looking over Image, I confess, I felt a sense of grace, something borne in the air, something wonderfully and almost inexplicably buoyant. My response is to say to you, Kol HaKavod, which means, in Hebrew, ‘All the honor is yours.’”
—Mark Helprin, author of A Soldier of the Great War
“Image is a realistic, valuable, and extraordinarily interesting magazine. Its writing and artwork is simple, direct, and without pretension—like the best of all American writing. It deserves generous support—and applause.”
—Annie Dillard, author of Pilgrim at Tinker Creek
“Reading Image is like entering a room full of unpretentious, smart friends talking about fascinating questions. The magazine is not only beautiful; it's probing, thoughtful, and wise about art, politics, and the life of faith. I need Image, and I'm not surprised so many other people do, too.”
—Jeanne Murray Walker, poet and playwright, author of The Queen’s Two Bodies
“Image is a daring project, filled with the highest promise. Our nation’s high culture, which is increasingly uncertain about what distinguishes high from low, is perhaps ready to be pointed toward the humane and humanizing understanding of the arts that has been in the past, and can be in the future, nurtured by biblical faith.”
—Richard John Neuhaus, author of The Naked Public Square
“Image is the most exciting new journal I’ve seen...a beacon, a lighthouse for Christians involved in the arts.... Perhaps, like Eliot’s quarterly, it will influence an entire generation. It has that potential.”
—Larry Woiwode, novelist, author of Beyond the Bedroom Wall
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—Dan Wakefield, author of Returning: A Spiritual Journey
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—Bill Moyers, Public Affairs Television, Inc.
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—Madeleine L’Engle, Newbery Award-winning author