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Jewish Identity as a Psychic Wound?

Jewish Identity as a Psychic Wound?

MRB June 19, 2017 0

Naomi Seidman on Cynthia Baker’s Jew My starting point is the striking idea suggested by Cynthia Baker that the word Jew is or was received as a kind of blow, forming the subject not

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The Qur’an Illuminated

The Qur’an Illuminated

MRB June 8, 2017 0

Yael Rice on Islamic Book and Manuscript Arts in America In October 2016, during the final month of a fractious presidential election that saw the GOP contender (now President of the United States) campaign

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Between <i>Jew</i> and Muslim

Between Jew and Muslim

MRB June 6, 2017 0

Observations on Cynthia Baker’s Jew from the Perspective of Islamic Studies The questions raised by Cynthia Baker’s terse, sophisticated intervention in Jew resonate in, with, and for Islam in numerous complex ways. In the

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Beautiful and Meaningless

Beautiful and Meaningless

MRB June 6, 2017 0

Bosch and Bruegel Beyond Iconography In the tenth canto of the Inferno, the poet Dante and his guide Virgil make their way through the sixth circle of Hell: the place reserved for heretics. From

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Thinking with Samaritans and Cynthia Baker’s <i>Jew</i>

Thinking with Samaritans and Cynthia Baker’s Jew

MRB June 5, 2017 0

Matthew Chalmers on Cynthia Baker’s Jew Calling someone a Jew is not a neutral act. In her new book, Cynthia Baker explains with exemplary clarity how for much of their history the term Jew

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Violence in Islam

Violence in Islam

MRB May 25, 2017 0

Lamin Sanneh on Islam’s under-appreciated potential for peace What’s Wrong with Islam? The many attempts to explain what went wrong with the Muslim world, with its outbreaks of violent extremism against minorities, tend to

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The Gorka Affair

The Gorka Affair

MRB May 25, 2017 0

Jacob Labendz on why two Jewish magazines went to war over a Trump appointee “Trump is not Hitler.” Over the past year, I have had to repeat those words too many times for my

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<i>Jew</i> and the Making of the Christian Gaze

Jew and the Making of the Christian Gaze

MRB May 24, 2017 0

Annette Yoshiko Reed on Cynthia Baker’s Jew It is a potent time to rethink identity. Much of the twenty-first century had been marked by scholarly proclamations of its demise. Already by the close of

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Revisiting Kierkegaard’s <i>Fear and Trembling</i>

Revisiting Kierkegaard’s Fear and Trembling

MRB May 24, 2017 0

Thomas J. Millay on Jeffrey Hanson’s Kierkegaard and the Life of Faith Any serious consideration of the story of Abraham and Isaac is bound to produce anxiety—perhaps even sleep deprivation. You end up asking

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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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