Margaret Visser

Margaret Visser is an author whose interests include history, anthropology, and mythology of everyday life. Her books, which have been translated into French, German, and Portuguese, include Much Depends on Dinner (Grove/Atlantic, 1988), The Rituals of Dinner (Penguin, 1992), and The Way We Are (Faber & Faber, 1996). She has lectured in Canada, the United States, Europe, and Australia.


Volume 53

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Guests on Volume 53: Lawrence Adams, on the possibilities of religious pluralism in Islamic views of state and society; Dana Gioia, on the craft, popularity, and significance of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow; Elmer M. Colyer, on theologian Thomas F. Torrance's understanding of the Incarnation; R. A. Herrera, on how the Christian view of Creation and Incarnation shapes an understanding of history; Margaret Visser, on learning to recognize the deep meaning in the design of Christian churches; and Joseph Pearce, on Tolkien's other writings and on his view of myth and story.