Jason Bruner is an associate professor in the School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies at Arizona State University. His writing has appeared in Religion & Politics, Image Journal, and River Teeth. His second book, Imagining Persecution: Why American Christians Believe There Is a Global War against Their Faith, will be published in 2020.
An Omnivore essay from the Summer/Fall 2020 issue.
Photographer Maury Gortemiller explores moments similar to this one in his series Do the Priest in Different Voices. I was startled to find my strange memories of this time reflected within his novel images, which seem to radiate with the command from the Book of Revelation to “write what you have seen, what is now.”