Why the name Christianxiety? It a portmanteau that can be shared by people of varying perspectives to articulate issues pertaining to religion in the Western World today. To some, it could describe anxiety about the influence of right-wing Christianity on politics. To others, it may articulate a mystical experience of deep messianic longing. For many, it is tied to issues of subjectivation and the operations of an ethical system on living bodies. To a few, it might suggest aspects of a Christianity that favors becoming over being. To all, it should call attention to the uncertain futures facing religious institutions. Simply put, Christanxiety allows for a multiplicity of perspectives. This multiplicity is required if we hope to move beyond the tired rhetoric that pervades today’s conversation on religion.
About the editor
Michael Sapiro started on this journey after a lecture he attended at a small pentecostal college. The professor mentioned the impending crisis Jacques Derrida would cause the whole of Christianity. This inspired Michael to immediately write a terribly misinformed essay and present it to the school president about the dangers of deconstruction. Since then he’s smacked his head repeatedly over that paper, read a bit more, attended a philosophy program in Switzerland, and now works in the non-profit sector. He resists the idea that reflective, critically thinking, well-read people are only to be found in academia and hopes this journal can empower people of all occupations to pursue new pathways of thought. In his spare time he enjoys his wife, cats, cured meats, and Pimms No.1 cup. His favorite thinkers include Friedrich Nietzsche, Simone Weil, William Blake, Jacques Derrida, and Martin Heidegger.
How to contribute
For inclusion in the Spring 2011 issue, please send both an abstract and the full article along with a short letter of introduction to
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Submissions may include: academic writings, essays, non-fiction, or poetry dealing with intersections of theology and philosophy. Feel free to contact us with any questions.
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