Gladys Ganiel, Research Fellow at the George Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice at Queens University, Belfast, Ireland, has written a stunning review of Neither Here nor There: The Many Voices of Liminality. It ran in the book review site Slugger on April 8, 2019.
She writes: “Liminality. It’s not necessarily a word that pops up in everyday conversation – unless you are an anthropologist. A new book, Neither Here nor There: The Many Voices of Liminality (The Lutterworth Press, 2019), edited by Timothy Carson, offers an impressive range of accessible, eclectic, entertaining, and informative meditations on liminality. Among its 17 contributing authors is poet and theologian Pádraig Ó Tuama, leader of the Corrymeela Community since 2014.”
The Lutterworth Press is known for publishing popular titles in theology, religion and spirituality. Neither Here nor There straddles the boundaries between popular theology and academic disciplines like anthropology, sociology, psychology, and theology. Contributors range from poets to pastors to practitioners to academics to a prisoner serving a life sentence in a Tennessee prison. The global range of contributors’ experiences includes Australia, Ireland, Israel/Palestine, South Africa and the United States.
The book is ably introduced and edited by Carson, a pastor and writer based in Missouri who curates TheLiminalityProject.org. Carson’s own chapter is compelling, including an unforgettable description of his own near-death experience during a deep dive on the high side of a dam, an event one of his companions did not survive.”
Ganiel mentions other authors in the anthology including Padraig O’Tuama, Jacob Davis, Debra Jarvis, John Eliastam, and Kate Hendricks Thomas.
Feel free to read the complete review by Gladys Ganiel, one in which she shares the geographic and topical scope of the book as well as endorses it in an exceedingly complimentary way.