Our current issue of the Journal (issue 2 of volume 4), features a roundtable discussion of Zora Neale Hurston’s scholarly legacy and its implications for the contemporary study of Africana religions. The issue also features three research articles. The first, by Christopher Tounsel, examines religion in Sudan under the shadow of war. The second article, by Paul Christopher Johnson, is a lucid study of method that tackles the challenge that the subject of spirits poses for scholarly inquiry. In the third article, Marcus Harvey examines the work of Zora Neale Hurston to elucidate the concept of opacity in Black religion. Both Harvey and Johnson, in fact, find important inspiration in the work of Hurston. So, it is fitting that their work shares this issue with a roundtable devoted to Hurston’s legacy.