Madeleines & Magdalens

Bearing the Mystery
Twenty Years of Image
Edited by Gregory Wolfe
Eerdmans, $30, 446 pp.

The project of the literary quarterly Image has always been hard to define. And purposively so. In his introduction to this collection celebrating the journal’s twentieth anniversary, editor Gregory Wolfe lauds Image’s lack of “a programmatic mission statement” as one of its strengths. Over the past twenty years, the journal has striven to publish fiction, essays, poetry, and art that draw from—and struggle with—the Judeo-Christian tradition, without ever becoming merely...

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Christine Neulieb is a former Commonweal editorial assistant.