An Act of Hope
A Review of
Tikkun Olam—To Mend the World: A Confluence of Theology and the Arts,
Jason Goroncy, Editor
Paperback: Wipf and Stock, 2013
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Reviewed by Rachelle Eaton
Tikkun Olam—To Mend the World: A Confluence of Theology and the Arts, edited by Jason A. Goroncy, is a collection of papers that grew out of a symposium and art exhibit on the same theme. Tikkun olam, literally the healing of the world, is an idea from the Jewish tradition which the contributors explore, in Goroncy’s words, as “both a confession that things are not right with the world, and an act of hope that things might be bettered, or even made new.” The book provides not a comprehensive overview but a sampler of the variety of work being done in Christian theology and the arts as this confession and hope.