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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) David

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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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Figuring the Unknown

Figuring the Unknown

MRB September 14, 2017 0

A review of Judith H. Anderson’s Light and Death: Figuration in Spenser, Kepler, Donne, Milton. In 1959, a British novelist and chemist named Charles Percy Snow delivered a memorable lecture at the University of

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When Literature was Science

When Literature was Science

MRB September 7, 2017 0

Clio Doyle reviews Claire Preston’s The Poetics of Scientific Investigation in Seventeenth-Century England  Science was everywhere in the seventeenth century, especially in literature. For example, it was in this century that Margaret Cavendish wrote

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How Christianity Killed the Pagan Gods

How Christianity Killed the Pagan Gods

MRB September 1, 2017 0

A review of Larry Hurtado’s Why on Earth Did Anyone Become a Christian in the First Three Centuries? and Destroyer of the gods: Early Christian Distinctiveness in the Roman World Historical facts and obscure

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Neo-Latin Seizes its Day

Neo-Latin Seizes its Day

MRB August 30, 2017 0

A review of Victoria Moul’s edited collection A Guide to Neo-Latin Literature French departments do not lavish attention on the golden era of Moliére and Racine to the exclusion of later French writers. Italian

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