Daily Archives: March 21, 2011

Starting Lemche’s The Canaanites and Their Land

I started Niels Peter Lemche’s The Canaanites and Their Land.  On page 6, Lemche states the thesis of this book: “The main thesis of this book is that the ‘Canaanites’ of the Old Testament are not a real nation but … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Religion

Rome, Ascetic Christians, and the Environment

I’m continuing my way through Rosemary Ruether’s Gaia and God. In my reading today, Ruether discusses the environmental factors behind the collapse of the Western Roman Empire.  Granted, she acknowledges other factors, such as the Roman bureaucracies draining cities of … Continue reading

Posted in Environment, Religion, Women's History Month