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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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The Spirit of Yoruba Liberalism

The Spirit of Yoruba Liberalism

MRB February 16, 2017 0

Ebenezer Obadare on J.D.Y. Peel’s Christianity, Islam, and Orisa Religion For three days in June last year, some students of Baptist High School, Adeeke, in Iwo, Nigeria, presented themselves at school in all manner

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Expanding the Definition of Yoga

Expanding the Definition of Yoga

MRB February 16, 2017 0

Ellen Gough on Christopher Key Chapple’s Yoga in Jainism In November of 2015, Jennifer Scharf’s yoga class at the University of Ottawa was cancelled after the university’s student federation expressed concerns that yoga was

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Built for Today, Living on in Tomorrow

Built for Today, Living on in Tomorrow

MRB February 16, 2017 0

Evan McWilliams on Gretchen Buggeln’s Suburban Church Those who grew up in the sprawling postwar suburbs of the United States typically pass by the churches that dot the landscape, surrounded by cracked pavements and

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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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