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January 1, 2000

Vol.182 / No.1
Books
Gerald T. Cobb January 01, 2000

When the poet Hart Crane jumped from a ship to his death in the waters of the Caribbean on an April morning in 1932 alarmed crewmembers threw life preservers into the water after him Their rescue effort was not only futile but also ironic since Crane rsquo s father had invented the Life Saver can

James S. Torrens January 01, 2000

Henry A. Foley, currently chief operating officer of the Menlo Health Alliance in Menlo Park, Calif., and former director of other medical groups in the state, has also been director of Behavioral Health Services for Hawaii and a deputy director and planning chief at the National Institute of Mental

The Word
John R. Donahue January 01, 2000

The feast of the Baptism of the Lord concludes the Advent-Christmas liturgical season and is also the first Sunday in Ordinary Time In the early church it was closely linked to Epiphany as a quot manifestation quot of the Son of God This first appearance of Jesus is marked by the solemn biblica

Film
Richard A. Blake January 01, 2000

In the beginning, Scorsese said "Let there be light," but he preferred the darkness. He created the heavens and the earth but, like Milton, found hell far more interesting. And so it came to pass that in one brilliant film after another over a 30-year artistic career, Martin Scorsese has s

Of Many Things
David S. Toolan January 01, 2000

On the chilly afternoon of Nov. 30, I headed up Broadway bound for a party, the celebration of Commonweal magazine’s 75th anniversary. Arriving at Fordham-Lincoln Center’s McNally Amphitheater, I plunked myself down next to Bob Hoyt, Commonweal’s "senior writer," and Denn

Letters
Our readers January 01, 2000

Time Has Come

Congratulations on the issue that focused on women in the church (11/27). The contributors provided an excellent overview of both the contributions of women to the life of the church and an exploration of issues that

Books
W.W. Meissner January 01, 2000

Eugene Taylor is a clinical psychologist lecturer at Harvard Medical School and senior psychologist at the Massachusetts General Hospital He has previously written on William James and consciousness as well as spiritual healing and has been involved in a variety of oriental cult groups He brings