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Now in its 14th year of publication, this magazine was created to offer the discerning reader a stimulating selection of excellent original writing. Black Lamb Review is a literate rather than a literary publication. Regular columns by writers in a variety of geographic locations and vocations are supplemented by features, reviews, articles on books and authors, and a selection of “departments,” including an acerbic advice column and a lamb recipe.


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December 2012 in Black Lamb

Volume 10, Number 12 — December 2012

December 1st, 2012

The All-Religion Issue

In this All-Religion Issue, Ed Goldberg searches in vain for The true religion. Terry Ross says that in his experience, religion has been too often divisive. In Leaving the Lake Van Ferry, Lorentz Lossius and a Muslim friend discuss God and Allah.

Elizabeth Fournier swears by praying to saints and calls herself a Cafeteria Catholic. In My god’s bigger than your god, Toby Tompkins finds little to admire in organized religion. John M. Daniel, who grew up in an atheist home, now has faith in what he calls The miracle of being. In Christianity & art, Owen Alexander looks at the causal relationship between belief and creativity.

We honor two new Honorary Black Lambs, writers Walter Abish and Irene Handl, on their natal days. In A girl’s best friend, bridge columnist Trixie Barkis poses two defensive puzzles. Our delicious Black Lamb Recipe is for Lemongrass Lamb with Minted Orange Sauce. Millicent Marshall again answers readers’ burning questions. And Prof. Avram Khan proffers another of his challenging word puzzles.

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