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Kinship with God: Indigenous Christianity in an Amazonian World

Kinship with God: Indigenous Christianity in an Amazonian World

MRB May 9, 2017 0

Ryan Schram on Aparecida Vilaça’s Praying and Preying In her latest book, Praying and Preying, cultural anthropologist Aparecida Vilaça examines how the Wari’, an indigenous society of Amazonia, became Evangelical Christians, and what they

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Introduction: Forum on Cynthia Baker, <i>Jew</i>

Introduction: Forum on Cynthia Baker, Jew

MRB May 6, 2017 0

Shaul Magid and Annette Yoshiko Reed introduce Marginalia’s newest forum As Leopold Zunz once wrote, “Genuine scholarship is generative.” Good scholarship may teach us things we did not know, but genuine scholarship shifts and

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Yeah Jew!

Yeah Jew!

MRB May 6, 2017 0

Daniel Boyarin on Cynthia Baker’s Jew When my nephew was about eight or so, he went to school one day and, upon returning home, announced, “I saw a Jew in school today.” “What did

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God’s Business: Thinking About Religion Through Economics

God’s Business: Thinking About Religion Through Economics

MRB May 6, 2017 0

Nile Green applies economic thinking to matters of faith Smartphone in hand, with a carefully trimmed beard and a constant eye on his Twitter account. Such is the familiar image of the entrepreneur of

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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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The Wisdom of Death

The Wisdom of Death

Samuel Loncar April 27, 2017 0

The Editor considers how death can save our lives All life ends. The heat of breath chills to ragged wheezing. Finally movement and warmth cease utterly and the inertia of death reigns in cool

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Evangelicals and the New Urbanism

Evangelicals and the New Urbanism

MRB April 22, 2017 0

The troubled relationship of Christians and the City As American culture underwent the metamorphosis of late modernity, evangelical Christians signed up for the resistance. The sexual revolution, prayer in public schools, no-fault divorce, and

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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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The Crucified God: A Death in Pictures – by Ed Simon

The Crucified God: A Death in Pictures – by Ed Simon

Ed Simon April 11, 2017 0

Ed Simon asks, What’s so Good about Friday? “That we are sound, substantial flesh and blood – Again, in spite of that, we call this Friday good.” T.S. Eliot, The Four Quartets (1940) “If

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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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