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When Faith Alone Is Lost

When Faith Alone Is Lost

MRB December 7, 2017 0

Alec Ryrie on belief and doubt in Reformation culture The philosopher Charles Taylor puts his finger on the question. “Why was it virtually impossible not to believe in God in, say, 1500 in our

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An Act of Solidarity

An Act of Solidarity

MRB December 7, 2017 0

Margaret Litvin Reviews We Crossed a Bridge and it Trembled: Voices from Syria by Wendy Pearlman To an academic, any collection of “voices” from the Middle East stirs some doubts. Are the Arab speakers

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Unintended Consequences: How the Reformation Expanded Theology

Unintended Consequences: How the Reformation Expanded Theology

MRB December 5, 2017 0

Christopher Ocker on how the Reformation changed theology It all began with propositions “for a disputation for the sake of disclosing the power of indulgences” – the Ninety-Five Theses. Ninety-five counted as a relatively

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The Atrocity of Sunsets: Sixty Days in Guatemala

The Atrocity of Sunsets: Sixty Days in Guatemala

MRB December 5, 2017 0

There are more greens in this world than the eye can see, and between Lake Izabal and the Gulf of Honduras they ascend the mountainsides unto the vaults of heaven above water that is

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Introduction: Forum on the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation

Introduction: Forum on the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation

MRB September 28, 2017 0

Bruce Gordon on the 500th Anniversary of the Movement The Reformation was a revolution that created a new form of Christianity. What emerged as Protestantism was a manifestation of the faith previously unknown in

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Art in a State of Siege

Art in a State of Siege

MRB September 28, 2017 0

Joseph Leo Koerner on Art and the Reformation We in the field of Northern Renaissance art have hardly finished celebrating one big anniversary, and another is already upon us. Five hundred years ago last

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Fear of a Black Planet

Fear of a Black Planet

MRB September 28, 2017 0

On the Unbroken Tradition of White Supremacy in American Politics: A Review of Ta-Nehisi Coates’ We Were Eight Years in Power I’m blacker than midnight on Broadway and Myrtle Hip-Hop past all your tall social hurdles

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The Trial of the Talmud

The Trial of the Talmud

MRB September 28, 2017 0

Anti-Judaism and the Talmud in Medieval French Society The thirteenth century was a tumultuous time for the Jews of France. New regulations limited Jews’ ability to charge interest on loans and take pledges. Jewish

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The Protestant Reformation: A Forum

The Protestant Reformation: A Forum

MRB September 25, 2017 0

Introduction – Bruce Gordon (Yale University) Gordon Campbell (Leicester) Brian Cummings (York) David Lyle Jeffrey (Baylor) Lars Fischer (UCL) Bruce Gordon (Yale) Phil Gorski (Yale) Joel Harrington (Vanderbilt) Susannah Heschel (Dartmouth) Ute Lotz-Heumann (Arizona) Henry

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Marketing Religion in the Roman Empire

Marketing Religion in the Roman Empire

MRB September 14, 2017 0

Sarah E. Rollens reviews At the Temple Gates by Heidi Wendt In her new book At the Temple Gates: The Religion of Freelance Experts in the Roman Empire, Heidi Wendt examines sociology of religion

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