THE CONFERENCE ON CHRISTIANITY AND LITERATURE is an interdisciplinary society dedicated to exploring the relationships between Christianity and literature. Organized formally in 1956, CCL is dedicated to both scholarly excellence and collegial exchange and includes hundreds of members from a variety of academic institutions and religious traditions from the United States, Canada, and more than a dozen other countries.
As we look back on eleven years of service as Co-editors of Christianity & Literature, we are filled with gratitude. We are grateful to the hundreds of writers who contributed to the journal, be they authors of scholarly essays, book reviews’ or poems; to the countless readers who attentively evaluated manuscripts for us; to the special editors who made possible issues focused on Wendell Berry, Flannery O’Connor, Marilynne Robinson, Geoffrey Hill, Contemporary Poetry, Contemporary Fiction, and African Literature; to our tireless Book Review Editor, Philip Mitchell, and our two superlative Poetry Editors, Julia Kasdorf and Peter Cooley; to our two industrious Managing Editors, Tammy Ditmore and Jordan Hardman; and to our Advisory Board. All of us remain indebted to the founders of CCL, who, in 1950, were inspired to establish this vital community of scholars, whose work we have been honored to advance.