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The Christian Century is a progressive, ecumenical magazine based in Chicago. Committed to thinking critically and living faithfully, the Century explores what it means to believe and live out the Christian faith in our time. Founded in 1884 as the Christian Oracle, the magazine took its current name at the turn of the 20th century. Notable contributors in the early decades included Jane Addams and Reinhold Niebuhr. In 1963, the Century was the first major periodical to publish the full text of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "Letter from Birmingham Jail." The Century continues to inform and shape mainline Christianity. Along with the magazine's biweekly print and online editions, the editors maintain a group blog and host a network of outside bloggers. The Century also holds an annual lecture and workshop in Chicago that has featured such figures as Barbara Brown Taylor, Eugene Peterson, Krista Tippett, Anna Carter Florence, Thomas Long, Thomas Lynch, Marcus Borg and Peter Gomes. The magazine remains a voice of generous orthodoxy, both loyal to the church and open to the world.

Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 1884

Audience

Open to a broad Audience, including: Christians.

Publication Media & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationPublished 26 x per year.
Print Publication Print PublicationPublished 26 x per year.

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Religion/Spirituality (Christianity).
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Formal verse, Free verse, Metrical, Short poetry.
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Dates

Last Updated: 13 May 2019
Last Checked: 02 May 2019 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 13 May 2019 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 01 Nov 2006

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