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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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MRBlog | Saint Donald of Trump Tower?

MRBlog | Saint Donald of Trump Tower?

David G. Hunter October 12, 2016 1

  By David G. Hunter Last Sunday on CBS’ Face the Nation Trump advisor, Rudy Giuliani, responded to questions from John Dickerson regarding the now-infamous recording of Trump’s boasts about sexually assaulting women. “He

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Augustine on Trial – Ron Haflidson

Augustine on Trial – Ron Haflidson

Ron Haflidson August 1, 2016 0

Ron Haflidson on Paul Rigby’s Theology of Augustine’s Confessions A friend of mine refers to her favorite thinkers of the departed white male variety as her “dead husbands.” The phrase is useful both for

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The Afterlife of Desire – By Heidi Marx-Wolf

The Afterlife of Desire – By Heidi Marx-Wolf

Heidi Marx-Wolf May 21, 2016 0

Heidi Marx-Wolf on Taylor Petrey’s Resurrecting Parts Augustine believed that Adam and Eve would have indeed had sex in Paradise had they been afforded the opportunity. When I report this to my students, I

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What Has Practice to Do with Theology? – By Bradley Peper

What Has Practice to Do with Theology? – By Bradley Peper

Bradley M. Peper April 11, 2016 0

Bradley Peper on J. Patout Burns Jr. and Robin M. Jensen’s Christianity in Roman Africa Traditionally, studies in early Christianity have emphasized one area of inquiry over another, inevitably fostering an intellectual partitioning of

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An Ordinary Saint – By Elizabeth Clark

An Ordinary Saint – By Elizabeth Clark

Elizabeth Clark March 28, 2016 0

Elizabeth Clark on Gillian Clark’s Monica Gillian Clark’s exemplary book, Monica: An Ordinary Saint, is aptly subtitled. Monica, mother of the North African bishop Augustine, who lived in the late fourth and early fifth

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Augustine and the Holy Spirit – By Thomas L. Humphries Jr.

Augustine and the Holy Spirit – By Thomas L. Humphries Jr.

Thomas L. Humphries Jr. July 8, 2014 0

Thomas L. Humphries Jr. on Chad Tyler Gerber’s The Spirit of Augustine’s Early Theology Saint Augustine of Hippo was a latecomer to Christianity. He joined the Church during a period of deepening articulation of the Trinity. Baptized

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Anti-Judaism and Early Christianity

Anti-Judaism and Early Christianity

Paula Fredriksen December 9, 2013 1

Paula Fredriksen on David Nirenberg’s Anti-Judaism: The Western Tradition There were recurring moments, during those nightmarish first hours of 9/11, when a strangely familiar sense of horror would pulse through me. Transfixed before the

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Developing Genre: St. Augustine and David Foster Wallace – By Bradley M. Peper

Developing Genre: St. Augustine and David Foster Wallace – By Bradley M. Peper

Bradley M. Peper October 21, 2013 1

Bradley M. Peper on Jennifer V. Ebbeler’s Disciplining Christians: Correction and Community in Augustine’s Letters The late David Foster Wallace (1962-2008), arguably one of the most innovative and poignant literary voices of the last

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Peter Brown talks with Ioannis Mylonopoulos, Part 2

Peter Brown talks with Ioannis Mylonopoulos, Part 2

MRB May 29, 2013 0

In Part 2 of Ioannis Mylonopoulos’s interview with Peter Brown (catch up with Part 1), the eminent historian talks about his latest book, Through the Eye of a Needle: Wealth, the Fall of Rome, and the

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