Summer 2013: Heaven & Hell
This is Parabola’s 150th issue. Publishing four times a year, it has taken more than thirty-seven years to reach this milestone, achieved through the contributions of countless writers, artists, editors, publishers, designers, printers, and those who work with them. Above all, it has taken the steady support of the magazine’s readers, year after year, decade upon decade. To celebrate this anniversary, we picked a theme dense with meaning. Heaven and Hell are extraordinary concepts. For many of us they are, as The Encyclopedia of Religion defines them, “symbolic expressions in various religious traditions.” Expressions of “a state of bliss ... or an abode of deity” and “a state of spiritual impoverishment and ... an abode of evil.” For others they are places, as real as earth and sky...
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