Monthly Archives: November 2018

Review: The Cloud of Unknowing

Originally posted on Bob on Books:
The Cloud of Unknowing, Anonymous (translated by Carmen Acevedo Butcher). Boulder: Shambala Publications, 2018. Summary: A classic on contemplative prayer in a new modern translation. The Cloud of Unknowing is perhaps one of the greatest…

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Silent Reading in Roman Antiquity

Originally posted on Larry Hurtado's Blog:
Since a few comments have referred to the matter, I post some references on the question of whether in the ancient Roman period individuals practiced silent reading.  To cut to the conclusion, it…

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Hypocrisy and Climate

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Book Write-Up: Creation and Doxology

Gerald Hiestand and Todd Wilson, ed. Creation and Doxology: The Beginning and End of God’s Good World. IVP Academic, 2018. See here to purchase the book. This book contains essays about how Christians should see creation. A significant portion of … Continue reading

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The King In Isaiah 9 Isn’t Hezekiah — Triablogue

Among those who look for a naturalistic fulfillment of Isaiah 9 or a fulfillment that doesn’t identify the king as God, Hezekiah is a candidate who’s often suggested (H.G.M. Williamson, Isaiah 6-12 [New York, New York: Bloomsbury, 2018], n. 103 … Continue reading

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The Dark Side of the New Deal: FDR and the Japanese-Americans — Louis Proyect: The Unrepentant Marxist

Boys Behind Barbed Wire (Norito Takamoto, Albert Masaichi, and Hisashi Sansui), 1944, Manzanar concentration camp COUNTERPUNCH, NOVEMBER 27, 2018 Not long ago, I had lunch with Arn Kawano, a friend and Marxmail subscriber whose parents had been interred during WWII … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: Becoming Mrs. Lewis, by Patti Callahan

Patti Callahan. Becoming Mrs. Lewis. Thomas Nelson, 2018. See here to purchase the book. Becoming Mrs. Lewis is a novel about Joy Davidman’s relationship with C.S. Lewis, the renowned Christian academic, apologist, and author. Joy Davidman married C.S. Lewis and … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: The Unveiling, by R. Jeff Collene

R. Jeff Collene. The Unveiling: The Book of Sevens. WestBow, 2016. See here to purchase the book. R. Jeff Collene is a pastor. This book is about the Book of Revelation. Here are some thoughts. A. In terms of the … Continue reading

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Book Spotlight: Converts in the Dead Sea Scrolls by Carmen Palmer — Women Biblical Scholars

Dr. Carmen Palmer has a new book out called Converts in the Dead Sea Scrolls: The Gēr and Mutable Ethnicity. She is a Hebrew Bible scholar specializing in the Dead Sea Scrolls (read more about her here). In this post … Continue reading

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Millgram-famine, gods, and mission creep

Originally posted on theoutwardquest:
We have just had a late November blizzard where I live, near Kansas City. The Weather Channel has taken to giving even inland storms personal names. They are calling this storm Bruce. Bruce the storm. I…

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