The Yale ISM Review: On Healing

As many of our regular readers know, for the past several years I have edited an online publication for the Yale Institute of Sacred Music: The Yale ISM Review. The current issue, which appeared in December, is on the theme of healing.

What is healing about? How does it take place? What roles do prayer, liturgy, and the arts play in the process of healing? These are some of the questions raised and discussed in this issue. In a particularly thought-provoking final essay by Lydia Dugdale, we also look at healing at the time of death.

I’m delighted to let you know that among the many fine authors whose work appears in this issue are two of our regular Pray Tell contributors: Jill Crainshaw (“Can These Bones Live? Dancing with Skeletons in Unlikely Ballrooms”) and Lizette Larson Miller (“The Church’s Work of Healing: Prayer, Laying on of Hands, and Anointing”). And there is much more. Please take a look.

For my introduction to the contents of the issue, click here.

I hope you will enjoy this issue of the Review. It is my last as editor, as I have decided it is time for me to move on to other things. I’d like to say, for the record, that I am very proud to have had a role in founding and shaping this publication. This issue may be our best one yet! A new editor will be announced in the spring. Look forward to more good reads!

The ISM is an interdisciplinary graduate center at Yale University. It engages with the sacred through music, worship, and the arts in Christian communities, diverse religious traditions, and public life. The Yale ISM Review is an open-access publication. Subscription is free of charge.

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