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An Unreliable Alchemy

An Unreliable Alchemy

Alex Adam November 10, 2017 0

Irina Dumitrescu on the enchantment of books, early reading experiences, and the stories that shape us One day the world shifted, and no one noticed but me. I was nineteen years old and sitting

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The World the Reformation Made?

The World the Reformation Made?

Alex Adam November 10, 2017 0

Joel F. Harrington on the modern world and the meaning of the Reformation In 1976, the novelist Kingsley Amis imagined a modern world in which the Protestant Reformation had never occurred. In his counterfactual

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Revolutionary Reading? The Bible of the Reformers

Revolutionary Reading? The Bible of the Reformers

Alex Adam November 10, 2017 0

Relearning Where to Stand In the year 1600, there were only a handful of known heliocentrists. Galileo, of course, would do a great deal to change this, making heliocentrism a cause célèbre in the

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Performing Sacred Tragedies

Performing Sacred Tragedies

Alex Adam November 10, 2017 0

A review of Rowan Williams, The Tragic Imagination. After he was shot and killed by police in 2014, Michael Brown’s body lay alone on a street for several hours in Ferguson, Missouri. Two years

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Separating the Two Swords

Separating the Two Swords

Alex Adam October 27, 2017 0

Sarah Mortimer on the Reformation and political thought The theological revolution begun by Martin Luther in 1517 not only challenged the authority of the Catholic Church, it also overturned contemporary ideas about politics and government.

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Reading the Bible with Authority

Reading the Bible with Authority

Alex Adam October 27, 2017 0

Bruce Gordon on the problem of who says? Perhaps the most well-known aspect of the Reformation was how it made the Bible available in the languages of lay people, an achievement iconically represented by Luther’s

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Edom Divided: Jews and the Reformation

Edom Divided: Jews and the Reformation

Alex Adam October 27, 2017 0

Lars Fischer on Jewish views of the Reformation and Christian anti-Judaism “The Reformation” is really an umbrella term that covers a whole range of partly distinct, partly overlapping reformations that emerged and unfolded (even

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Ad Fontes: How the Bible Shaped a Movement

Ad Fontes: How the Bible Shaped a Movement

Alex Adam October 27, 2017 0

G. Sujin Pak on the significance of theology for the Protestant reformers Martin Luther’s reformation was theological through and through. At its very heart were questions of theology. To claim this is not to

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The Protestant Reformation as a Metaphysical Revolution

The Protestant Reformation as a Metaphysical Revolution

Alex Adam October 26, 2017 0

Samuel Loncar on the intellectual revolution of the modern age The Protestant Reformation, like any historical event, is a construction of memory. Memory, in turn, shapes identity. We are what we remember, but more

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Grandpa Milbank

Grandpa Milbank

Alex Adam October 13, 2017 0

A review of John Milbank and Adrian Pabst’s The Politics of Virtue: Post-Liberalism and the Human Future. The afternoon that I began reading Milbank and Pabst’s Politics of Virtue, I happened to have lunch

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