Daily Archives: November 18, 2011

Polly’s Lessons

For my write-up today on Stephen King’s Needful Things, I will focus on Polly Chalmer’s background. Polly Chalmers had a baby out of wedlock, whom she named Kelton, and she became alienated from her parents on account of that.  As … Continue reading

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Das: From Weber to the New Perspective, and Beyond

I started A. Andrew Das’ Paul and the Jews. In what I read yesterday, Das narrated the history of scholarship concerning Paul and the Jews.  According to Das, Ferdinand Weber in 1880 presented rabbinic Judaism as a religion that focused … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Religion