Daily Archives: July 5, 2013

Nixon in Winter 8

On page 289 of Nixon in Winter, Monica Crowley relates a discussion that she had with Richard Nixon about his course language on his presidential tapes: Nixon: “I’ll tell you, and this may seem like a minor thing compared to … Continue reading

Posted in Politics

Matthew Thiessen’s Contesting Conversion

I read Matthew Thiessen’s Contesting Conversion: Genealogy, Circumcision, and Identity in Ancient Judaism and Christianity (Oxford University Press, 2011). What this book is about is the biblical requirement that Israelites be circumcised on the eighth day, and the implications of … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Books, Religion