Tag Archives: Judaism

Book Write-Up: While We’re Far Apart, by Lynn Austin

Lynn Austin. While We’re Far Apart. Minneapolis: Bethany House, 2010. See here to buy the book. While We’re Far Apart is set in World War II New England. Eddie Schaffer is about to go to war, and the shy Penny … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: The Joy of the Gospel, by Pope Francis

Pope Francis.  The Joy of the Gospel: Evangelii Gaudium.  New York: Image, 2013, 2014.  See here to purchase the book. The Joy of the Gospel is primarily about evangelism.  For Pope Francis, this includes sharing one’s faith about God’s love … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: A History of God, by Karen Armstrong

Karen Armstrong.  A History of God: The 4000-Year Quest of Judaism, Christianity and Islam.  New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1994. I just finished a library copy of this book, but I decided to buy a copy for myself.  They run … Continue reading

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Goldman’s Chapter on Hinduism

For my write-up today on Ari Goldman’s The Search for God at Harvard, I’ll talk some about Goldman’s chapter on Hinduism. Goldman opens this chapter with a conversation between a Hindu teacher and his pupil.  The pupil repeatedly asks how … Continue reading

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Enjoying the Tree

In The Search for God at Harvard, Ari Goldman talks about a conversation that he had with Louis Jacobs, a Jew who was teaching Jewish studies at Harvard Divinity School when Goldman was a student there.  Goldman had just heard … Continue reading

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