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Marketing Religion in the Roman Empire

Marketing Religion in the Roman Empire

MRB September 14, 2017 0

Sarah E. Rollens reviews At the Temple Gates by Heidi Wendt In her new book At the Temple Gates: The Religion of Freelance Experts in the Roman Empire, Heidi Wendt examines sociology of religion

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Difference and Humanity Among Christians in Indian Slums

Difference and Humanity Among Christians in Indian Slums

MRB August 28, 2017 0

Liana Chua Reviews Nathaniel Roberts’ To Be Cared For Recently, a certain meme made the rounds on my (admittedly anthropologist-heavy) social media feed. The meme features a photo of the pioneering anthropologist Ruth Benedict,

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A Star in the East: Chinese Theology

A Star in the East: Chinese Theology

Kristian Petersen April 27, 2017 0

First Impressions #103: Chloë Starr on Chinese Theology While Christianity has had a long history in China, only in the past century has Chinese Theology taken shape. Kristian Petersen talks with Chloë Starr, Associate Professor

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First Impressions #102: Birgit Meyer on Ghana’s Hollywood

First Impressions #102: Birgit Meyer on Ghana’s Hollywood

David M. Krueger March 17, 2017 0

Christianity has greatly shaped popular filmmaking in Ghana. Kristian Petersen talks with Birgit Meyer, Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Utrecht, about her new book Sensational Movies: Video, Vision, and Christianity in

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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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Orthodoxy as Orthopraxy in Late-Antique Christianity – By Iuliana Viezure

Orthodoxy as Orthopraxy in Late-Antique Christianity – By Iuliana Viezure

Iuliana Viezure May 21, 2016 0

Iuliana Viezure on David Michelson’s Practical Christology of Philoxenos of Mabbug Philoxenos, the bishop of Mabbug in Syria between 485 and 519, is one of the most important late-antique witnesses to the development of

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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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The Death of God, Again by Ed Simon

The Death of God, Again by Ed Simon

Ed Simon May 10, 2016 2

The fullest affirmation of God comes in His denial. A young, attractive blonde woman with a fashionable pixie haircut sits anxiously in the waiting room of her exclusive Upper West Side gynecologist’s office. She

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The Summit of Spiritual Perfection in the Messiness of Worldly Affairs – By John Moorhead

The Summit of Spiritual Perfection in the Messiness of Worldly Affairs – By John Moorhead

John Moorhead May 9, 2016 0

John Moorhead on George Demacopoulos’s Gregory the Great Pope Gregory the Great was one of those people who found himself pulled in very different directions. The first monk to become a pope, he was

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La Dolce Vita: Desires and Despairs of Latin American Migrants in Rome – By Hillary Kaell

La Dolce Vita: Desires and Despairs of Latin American Migrants in Rome – By Hillary Kaell

Hillary Kaell May 9, 2016 0

Hillary Kaell on Valentina Napolitano’s Migrant Hearts and the Atlantic Return Arrayed in white before the crowd at St. Peter’s in Vatican City, the newly chosen Pope Francis first addressed his Church by doing

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