The Promethean



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Publication Date

Spring 5-1-2006

Letter from the Editor

The way of the creative works through change and transformation, so that each thing receives its true nature and destiny and comes into permanent accord with the Great Harmony: this is what furthers and what perseveres. -Alexander Pope

Do not be conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that you may prove what is the will of God, what is good, and acceptable and perfect. Romans 12:2

This year we honor our namesake, Prometheus, known in Greek mythology as the patron of human civilization. When presented with the task of filling the earth with inhabitants, Prometheus carefully created mankind in the form of the gods. When his creations were left uncovered, freezing in the cold, Prometheus, feeling sorry for them, stole fire from the gods and brought it to humanity in a stalk of fennel plant. In the 2005-2006 special issue, we metaphorically celebrate the gift of Prometheus by recognizing the transformative power of creativity. In this spirit, we have chosen poetry, short fiction, nonfiction, art and photography that broadly explore the power and possibility of change. The work in this issue is inspired or informed by the observation and experience of many kinds of transformations—personal and political, emotional and intellectual, secular and spiritual. It is with great pride that we present to you our "fire" in the 2005-2006 issue of The Promethean. We hope that these creative endeavors inspire you with the same passion they did us.

Managing Editor

Courtney Smith

Faculty Advisor

Anna Dzirkalis

Cover art by

Nick Derrick


Creative Writing | Fiction | Nonfiction | Poetry


The Promethean is an annual journal of the College of Theology, Arts, and Sciences of Concordia University-Pordand. The publication of The Promethean is made possible with funding from the Associated Students of Concordia University (ASCU). The content is chosen by an editorial staff of faculty and student editors. The opinions expressed in the journal do not necessarily reflect those of the College of Theology, Arts, and Sciences of Concordia University. All works are copyrighted.

The Promethean, Volume 14, <em>Transformations</em>, 2006



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