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The Cure for Computation — By Audrey Borowski

The Cure for Computation — By Audrey Borowski

MRB March 28, 2017 0

Leibnizian Musings on Intellectual Automation Software has taken over our lives. From the phones we carry, the planes we fly, and the cars we drive, more aspects of our lives are quantified and regulated

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Sacred Text of a Different Sort

Sacred Text of a Different Sort

MRB March 28, 2017 0

The Glories of English Medieval Embroidery Let me begin by disclosing a bias. Having spent the early years of my academic career trying to convince skeptical audiences that medieval embroideries are both important and

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Missionaries and Sufi Masters: Islam and the Religious Marketplace

Missionaries and Sufi Masters: Islam and the Religious Marketplace

MRB March 28, 2017 0

Philippe Bornet on Nile Green’s Terrains of Exchange What is the common denominator between distinguished Oxbridge Orientalists, a German Christian missionary active on the shores of the Caspian Sea, a Sufi master based in

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Bad Blood in Gilded Age America

Bad Blood in Gilded Age America

MRB March 17, 2017 0

Margaret Deli on Charles Molesworth’s The Capitalist and the Critic On Tuesday, February 28, Thomas P. Campbell resigned under pressure as director and chief executive of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The announcement came

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Discoveries in the Ethiopian Desert

Discoveries in the Ethiopian Desert

MRB March 17, 2017 0

Exploring the Ancient Gospels of Ethiopia It’s not every day that scholars discover new Bible manuscripts from the ancient world. It’s even rarer to discover ones endowed with luxurious painted images. Yet this is

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Job on the Big Screen

Job on the Big Screen

MRB March 17, 2017 0

How The Shack rewrote Scripture Stuart Hazeldine’s The Shack is a striking example of the mainstreaming of evangelical Christian popular culture. Out on March 3, 2017 and starring Sam Worthington and Octavia Spencer, the

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In <i>Moonlight</i>

In Moonlight

MRB March 3, 2017 0

Taylor Barfield on Tarell Alvin McCraney and Barry Jenkins’s Moonlight In his first interview after winning the Oscar for best picture, Moonlight director Barry Jenkins gave credit to the man whose script inspired the

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Capitalism as Religion: How Money Became God

Capitalism as Religion: How Money Became God

MRB March 2, 2017 0

Regina Munch on Chris Lehmann’s The Money Cult: Capitalism, Christianity, and the Unmaking of the American Dream “Where’s the management section?” a man asked the nearest bookseller. My hometown Barnes and Noble’s business and

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Why Sin is Good – By Ed Simon

Why Sin is Good – By Ed Simon

MRB March 2, 2017 1

Ed Simon on original sin for a secular age. Save a few prayers for poor Pelagius, footnote to theological history, whose name mostly endures as an adjective of denigration among the orthodox. Save a

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Bible as Scripture, Bible as Artifact

Bible as Scripture, Bible as Artifact

MRB March 2, 2017 0

Hindy Najman on Benjamin Sommer’s Revelation and Authority From the very inception of the discipline of biblical studies, the place of Judaism and Jewish scholars has been unclear. Some scholars, such as Israel Knohl,

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