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A Stubbornly Persistent Illusion

A Stubbornly Persistent Illusion

MRB October 27, 2014 0

Over at LARB, Peter Birkenhead writes on Vladimir Nabokov’s Speak, Memory: An Autobiography Revisited: Early in the pages of his memoir, Speak, Memory, Vladimir Nabokov confesses that he is a “chronophobic,” that he in fact not only fears

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An Interview with Albrecht Classen on marriage, family, and sexuality in the Middle Ages

An Interview with Albrecht Classen on marriage, family, and sexuality in the Middle Ages

MRB September 30, 2014 0

Professor Albrecht Classen has authored or co-authored more than 70 books and eight of his own poetry collections. He is the University Distinguished Professor in the Department of German Studies at the University of Arizona.

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ISIS, the Caliphate, and militant extremism in the Middle East: A Conversation with Carool Kersten

ISIS, the Caliphate, and militant extremism in the Middle East: A Conversation with Carool Kersten

MRB September 2, 2014 0

Carool Kersten, Senior Lecturer in the Study of Islam & the Muslim World in the Department of Theology & Religious Studies at King’s College London, joins Kristian Petersen to discuss the Islamic State of

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Jew and Judean: A Forum on Politics and Historiography in the Translation of Ancient Texts

Jew and Judean: A Forum on Politics and Historiography in the Translation of Ancient Texts

MRB August 26, 2014 3

Have scholars erased the Jews from Antiquity? The Marginalia Review of Books aims to host conversations about serious books and important ideas. Taking advantage of the opportunities supplied by new media, we are providing space for constructive debates on the questions that shape how we

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Top 10 Most Read of 2013

Top 10 Most Read of 2013

MRB December 31, 2013 0

1. Steelers Nation and the Seriously Religious Side of Football — Arthur Remillard on the religious devotion of football fans, August 28 2. The NA28 is Here. But Don’t Scrap Your 27th Just Yet.

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His Blood Be Upon Us: A Forum on <i>Anti-Judaism</i>

His Blood Be Upon Us: A Forum on Anti-Judaism

MRB December 4, 2013 0

The “problem of Judaism” in the Western Tradition Judaism has inspired a hatred that has shadowed the Jews from the ancient world to the present day. Tracing the length of this poisonous trail, David

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Always a Student: Remembering François Bovon

Always a Student: Remembering François Bovon

MRB November 14, 2013 0

David W. Pao and David H. Warren pay tribute to their teacher, François Bovon On 1 November 2013, the world of New Testament studies lost one of its brightest stars, François Bovon. To many

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Justifying War: A Conversation with Nigel Biggar. Part Two.

Justifying War: A Conversation with Nigel Biggar. Part Two.

MRB October 29, 2013 0

Was the invasion of Iraq moral? [This is the second and final part of “Justifying War: A Conversation with Nigel Biggar.” Catch up with Part One.] MRB: One of your longest chapters is your

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Justifying War: A Conversation with Nigel Biggar. Part One.

Justifying War: A Conversation with Nigel Biggar. Part One.

MRB October 22, 2013 2

What is a Just War? Professor Nigel Biggar is the Regius Professor of Moral and Pastoral Theology and Canon of Christ Church, Oxford. He also directs the McDonald Centre for Theology, Ethics & Public Life.

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Remembering John H. Hayes: Feb 6, 1934-July 11, 2013

Remembering John H. Hayes: Feb 6, 1934-July 11, 2013

MRB August 7, 2013 4

“The righteous man knows the needs of his animals…” (Proverbs 12:10) A well-known Hasidic saying states that God created humanity because he loves stories. If this is so, John H. Hayes must have delighted

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