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“Every age is a Canterbury Pilgrimage”: <em>Art and the Sacred in Early Nineteenth-Century Britain</em> – by Emma Mason

“Every age is a Canterbury Pilgrimage”: Art and the Sacred in Early Nineteenth-Century Britain – by Emma Mason

MRB January 28, 2017 0

Emma Mason on Kathryn Barush’s Art and the Sacred Journey in Britain In a short blog, “The Story of Brexit, in the style of Mideast reporting,” Adam Kotsko imagines the current state of the

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The Dictionary is Holy – By James Chapin

The Dictionary is Holy – By James Chapin

MRB July 20, 2016 1

The book lords over my living room. A shelf sags under its weight of ink and wood-pulp. Inside are pages the size of napkins at an Italian restaurant, 2666 of them, printed in three

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MRBlog | What Jews Kvetch About When They Kvetch About Bernie Sanders

MRBlog | What Jews Kvetch About When They Kvetch About Bernie Sanders

MRB April 15, 2016 0

By Sandra Fox How the Democratic candidate for President is the newest pretext for an old debate over acceptable American Jewish identity In the past weeks leading up to the Democratic primary in New

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MRBlog | Invoking Francis: Bernie on the Border

MRBlog | Invoking Francis: Bernie on the Border

MRB March 25, 2016 0

By Sarah “Moxy” Moczygemba Religion and the religious language used by candidates and their supporters is a common topic of debate and analysis during most American election seasons. We’re still eight months away from the

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Things I’ve Seen: Loyd Grossman

Things I’ve Seen: Loyd Grossman

MRB July 21, 2015 0

Things I’ve Seen Can an artwork change your life? In the new series Things I’ve Seen, we interview people whose lives have been transformed by art. First up is Loyd Grossman, who went from

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Blood: The Element of Christianity. A Forum on Gil Anidjar’s <i>Blood</i>

Blood: The Element of Christianity. A Forum on Gil Anidjar’s Blood

MRB March 2, 2015 0

A Forum edited by Nina Caputo “Is there such a thing as ‘the Christian Question?'” Gil Anidjar’s Blood: A Critique of Christianity opens. “The reading I offer, the argument I ultimately propose, is that between presence

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Political Theology and Divine Violence: A Forum on Ted A. Smith’s <i>Weird John Brown</i>

Political Theology and Divine Violence: A Forum on Ted A. Smith’s Weird John Brown

MRB February 18, 2015 0

A Forum Edited by Davey Henreckson Does religion intensify violence? Does religion complicate attempts to address violence? Ted A. Smith argues that theological reflection can rather enhance public conversations about violence and race in America. The Marginalia Review

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Top 10 Most Read of 2014

Top 10 Most Read of 2014

MRB January 1, 2015 0

The 10 most read reviews and essays from the past year 1. The Vanishing Jews of Antiquity — Adele Reinhartz on the question of translating the Greek term ioudaios, June 24 2. The Arabic Bible before Islam — Claire Wilde on Sidney H. Griffith’s

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Defining Israel: A Forum on Recent Attempts to Determine Israel’s Character

Defining Israel: A Forum on Recent Attempts to Determine Israel’s Character

MRB December 26, 2014 2

A forum edited by Simon Rabinovitch Part I: The Report Constitutional Anchoring of Israel’s Vision: Recommendations Submitted to the Minister of Justice By Ruth Gavison, with an introduction by Simon Rabinovitch Part II: The

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MRBlog: Joan Taylor responds to Jodi Magness

MRBlog: Joan Taylor responds to Jodi Magness

MRB December 15, 2014 0

I very much appreciate the time Jodi Magness has put into reading and commenting on my book The Essenes, the Scrolls and the Dead Sea (reviewed at MRB on May 1, 2014), her validations of

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