Editor’s Introduction: Hope and Anxiety

How does the reality of hope address the deepest anxieties of human beings? This issue explores this question from a variety of perspectives. It seeks to illuminate the intergenerational and gender contours of anxiety as well as its intra-generational manifestations among Baby Boomers and Millennials. It also reflects on this question drawing upon rich biblical and theological texts and traditions. This issue concludes with a hope-filled article on New Year’s resolutions and several book reviews. In addition to the writers and others involved in the production of this edition, I extend my deep gratitude to Annelise Eeman who helped to develop its theme and content.