Daily Archives: February 28, 2012

Disorganized Ramblings on Religion in the Public Square

As many of you know by now, Rick Santorum said that John F. Kennedy’s speech on the separation of church and state made him want to “throw up”.  I watched Santorum on ABC This Week as he attempted to clarify … Continue reading

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Reflections on Projects for Black History Month

For the last two days of Black History Month, I was planning to blog about the chapter on civil rights in Joan Hoff’s Nixon Reconsidered.  But I changed my mind on that, for a variety of reasons.  For one, the … Continue reading

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John Meier on the Authenticity of Josephus and Tacitus in Their References to Jesus

I started volume 1 of John Meier’s A Marginal Jew, which is about Jesus.  In this post, I will talk about Meier’s discussion about the authenticity of two extrabiblical references to Jesus: that of Josephus (first century C.E.), and that … Continue reading

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