One bright spring day, Parabola met with Karen Armstrong in her suite at the Parker Meridian hotel in Manhattan. The petite, friendly 62-year-old British ex-nun, arguably the most influential commentator on religion in the English-speaking […]
Lord, make us instruments of your peace. Where there is hatred, let us sow love; Where there is injury, pardon; Where there is discord, union; Where there is doubt, faith; Where there is despair, hope; […]
Parabola’s new cover depicts a woman gazing into a crystal ball. Presumably she is trying to divine the future. Are the days and years to come foreseeable? If so, then what of free will, our apparent ability to make choices and to influence the course of events? If our futures are determined, what does that mean for our spiritual search? How is liberation possible?