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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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First Impressions # 71: Marc Van De Mieroop on the Pursuit of Truth in Ancient Babylonia

First Impressions # 71: Marc Van De Mieroop on the Pursuit of Truth in Ancient Babylonia

Joseph Ryan Kelly February 9, 2016 0

Long before Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle, Babylonians developed their own rational system for exploring truth. Joseph Ryan Kelly talks with Marc Van De Mieroop about his new book, Philosophy before the Greeks: The Pursuit

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Capital in the (Seventeenth to) Twentieth Century – By Diane Winston

Capital in the (Seventeenth to) Twentieth Century – By Diane Winston

Diane Winston December 6, 2015 0

Diane Winston in the One Nation Under God Forum ※ See the Forum’s homepage here. ※ Kevin Kruse’s One Nation Under God offers the straight scoop you won’t hear in high school history class. Put

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Conversations in Black: Alexander G. Weheliye

Conversations in Black: Alexander G. Weheliye

Monica Miller & Christopher Driscoll September 1, 2015 0

Monica Miller and Christopher Driscoll talk with Alexander G. Weheliye about the world of Man, racializing assemblages, and the black body.   ※ Dr. Alexander G. Weheliye is Professor of African American Studies and English and Director of Graduate

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First Impressions #47: Steven K. Green

First Impressions #47: Steven K. Green

David M. Krueger September 1, 2015 0

When did Americans start making the claim that the United States was founded as a Christian nation? Why has this myth been so appealing? Dave Krueger talks with Steven K. Green about his new

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A Stubbornly Persistent Illusion

A Stubbornly Persistent Illusion

MRB October 27, 2014 0

Over at LARB, Peter Birkenhead writes on Vladimir Nabokov’s Speak, Memory: An Autobiography Revisited: Early in the pages of his memoir, Speak, Memory, Vladimir Nabokov confesses that he is a “chronophobic,” that he in fact not only fears

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Jew and Judean: A Forum on Politics and Historiography in the Translation of Ancient Texts

Jew and Judean: A Forum on Politics and Historiography in the Translation of Ancient Texts

MRB August 26, 2014 3

Have scholars erased the Jews from Antiquity? The Marginalia Review of Books aims to host conversations about serious books and important ideas. Taking advantage of the opportunities supplied by new media, we are providing space for constructive debates on the questions that shape how we

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Coffee Table Talk with Diarmaid MacCulloch

Coffee Table Talk with Diarmaid MacCulloch

T.M. Law July 22, 2014 0

In this interview with MRB’s editor-in-chief Timothy Michael Law, Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch discusses his aims as a historian, his prolific career in writing and on television, shifts in the field of early modern history over the

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<i>The Twilight of the American Enlightenment</i> – By George M. Marsden

The Twilight of the American Enlightenment – By George M. Marsden

George M. Marsden May 27, 2014 0

An excerpt from George M. Marsden’s latest book [This MRB exclusive is excerpted from The Twilight of the American Enlightenment: The 1950s and the Crisis of Liberal Belief, by George M. Marsden, with permission from Basic

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