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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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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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Out of This World: Virtual Reality and Philosophical Talmud – By Zachary Braiterman

Out of This World: Virtual Reality and Philosophical Talmud – By Zachary Braiterman

Zachary Braiterman February 29, 2016 0

Zachary Braiterman on Sergey Dolgopolski’s The Open Past As a “religious” document, the Babylonian Talmud is as strange as it gets. A web of intersecting teachings, it was assembled more or less in its

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Here, There, and Everywhere – By Amit Gvaryahu

Here, There, and Everywhere – By Amit Gvaryahu

Amit Gvaryahu February 29, 2016 0

Amit Gvaryahu on on Richard Kalmin’s Migrating Tales When ISIS recently took over the historic city of Palmyra on the Silk Road, they declared they would not destroy the city but only the statues

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Not Like the Egyptians – By Jonathan Boyarin

Not Like the Egyptians – By Jonathan Boyarin

Jonathan Boyarin October 28, 2014 0

Jonathan Boyarin on Beth A. Berkowitz’s Defining Jewish Difference: From Antiquity to the Present Trigger warning: devotees of popular Kabbalah and Judaism may be distressed by at least one of the findings of this book. How

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