Author Archives: jamesbradfordpate

About jamesbradfordpate

My name is James Pate. I study the History of Biblical Interpretation at Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio, as part of its Ph.D. program. I have an M.A. in Hebrew Bible from Jewish Theological Seminary, an M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School, and a B.A. from DePauw University. This blog is about my journey. I read books. I watch movies and TV shows. I go to church. I try to find meaning. And, when I can’t do that, I just talk about stuff that I find interesting.

Carr-trauma, atonement, and the Jesus Jews

Originally posted on theoutwardquest:
David M. Carr, who wrote Holy Resilience, is a Christian.  More specifically he is a Quaker.  You might like to know that as we turn to the part of his book that looks at how early…

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Book Write-Up: The Miracle Worker and the Misfits

Dixie Koch.  The Miracle Worker and the Misfits.  Revival Waves of Glory Books & Publishing, 2017.  See here to buy the book. The characters from this book who are presently in my mind are as follows, though I realize that … Continue reading

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Fictional Characters Who Appear Even in Historical Literature

Originally posted on Κέλσος:
This quarter I am busy teaching as part of the Humanities Core at UC Irvine. The course is inter-disciplinary, and covers literature, film, philosophy, history, and visual art. It’s a great teaching experience, especially since we have our…

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Carr- the crystalization of the Bible

Originally posted on theoutwardquest:
I am blogging about David M. Carr’s book, Holy Resilience. Carr says that the Hasmonean monarchy . . .though it only existed for a few decades–was the only Jewish institution of the time with the power…

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Why are rural areas right wing and urban areas left wing?

Originally posted on Whistling In The Wind:
If you look at an election results map of America, you will see an ocean of red with only a few blue dots, which might make you think the Republicans won overwhelmingly, but…

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Book Write-Up: Dynamics of Muslim Worlds

Evelyn A. Reisacher, ed.  Dynamics of Muslim Worlds: Regional, Theological, and Missiological Perspectives.  IVP Academic, 2017.  See here to purchase the book. This book contains papers that were presented at the Missiology Lectures of Fuller Theological Seminary’s School of Intercultural … Continue reading

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Carr-Ezra, puritanism, and resilience

Originally posted on theoutwardquest:
Today I am talking about another chapter of David M. Carr’s Holy Resilience.  His topic is the return from exile and he is looking at it with modern Trauma Theory in mind. The Persians allowed Judean…

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