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Kinship with God: Indigenous Christianity in an Amazonian World

Kinship with God: Indigenous Christianity in an Amazonian World

MRB May 9, 2017 0

Ryan Schram on Aparecida Vilaça’s Praying and Preying In her latest book, Praying and Preying, cultural anthropologist Aparecida Vilaça examines how the Wari’, an indigenous society of Amazonia, became Evangelical Christians, and what they

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Introduction: Forum on Cynthia Baker, <i>Jew</i>

Introduction: Forum on Cynthia Baker, Jew

MRB May 6, 2017 0

Shaul Magid and Annette Yoshiko Reed introduce Marginalia’s newest forum As Leopold Zunz once wrote, “Genuine scholarship is generative.” Good scholarship may teach us things we did not know, but genuine scholarship shifts and

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Yeah Jew!

Yeah Jew!

MRB May 6, 2017 0

Daniel Boyarin on Cynthia Baker’s Jew When my nephew was about eight or so, he went to school one day and, upon returning home, announced, “I saw a Jew in school today.” “What did

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God’s Business: Thinking About Religion Through Economics

God’s Business: Thinking About Religion Through Economics

MRB May 6, 2017 0

Nile Green applies economic thinking to matters of faith Smartphone in hand, with a carefully trimmed beard and a constant eye on his Twitter account. Such is the familiar image of the entrepreneur of

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Evangelicals and the New Urbanism

Evangelicals and the New Urbanism

MRB April 22, 2017 0

The troubled relationship of Christians and the City As American culture underwent the metamorphosis of late modernity, evangelical Christians signed up for the resistance. The sexual revolution, prayer in public schools, no-fault divorce, and

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God on the Brain: Cognitive Science and Natural Theology

God on the Brain: Cognitive Science and Natural Theology

MRB April 22, 2017 0

Karolina Prochownik on Helen De Cruz and Johan de Smedt’s A Natural History of Natural Theology Cognitive science of religion (CSR) is a recent discipline that examines naturally evolved cognitive processes that underlie religious

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<i>I Am Not Your Negro</i>: A Review

I Am Not Your Negro: A Review

MRB April 10, 2017 0

Ciahnan Darrell on race in America The lie called race makes Judases of us all, bleeding the human until all that remains is an abstraction with no claim to rights or life. I Am

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Children of God

Children of God

MRB April 9, 2017 0

The meaning of children in early Christianity What is childhood? Does it correspond to age? Is it a stage of psychological development? Is childhood a social construct, a way of organizing the sentiments of

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Imagined Israel: The Problem of Pilgrimage in the Holy Land

Imagined Israel: The Problem of Pilgrimage in the Holy Land

MRB April 9, 2017 0

Michael A. Di Giovine on Hillary Kaell’s Walking Where Jesus Walked Christian pilgrimage to the Holy Land is a longstanding tradition; our earliest evidence comes from travelers in Late Antiquity such as Egeria and

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Breaking the Law: Criticizing the Modern Study of Islamic Law

Breaking the Law: Criticizing the Modern Study of Islamic Law

MRB March 28, 2017 1

Joseph Lowry on Lena Salaymeh’s The Beginnings of Islamic Law Historical understanding is never achieved from an unsituated vantage point, and an inescapable feature of our situatedness as scholars is that the distribution of

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