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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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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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