This diary is a fine-grained, often daily, theological reflection on the author's final ponderings on his ordeal with a serious illness, a concluding sabbatical, a last year of teaching, a culminating lecture, presiding at Eucharist, and summarial notes about "what God is doing in the world." Amid all these meanderings it holds the lectionary of the biblical and liturgical calendar in one hand and the newspaper in the other (K. Barth). Events during this time span were transformative and world shaking--and found resonance in my personal drama. One finds art and music, faith and politics. The reader will easily slip one's own story into this narrative. My purpose is precisely this--to offer symbiotic and symbolic story on life and its meaning.
Kenneth L. Vaux
Kenneth L. Vaux, Professor of Theology and Ethics at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, is a member of the Graduate Faculty at Northwestern University and Fellow of the Centre for Advanced Religious and Theological Studies at Cambridge. He is the author of America in God's World (2009), Ethics and the War on Terrorism (2002), Biomedical Ethics (1974), Jew, Christian, Muslim (2003), and An Abrahamic Theology for Science (2007).