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Is Islamist violence any worse?

Is Islamist violence any worse?

MRB August 4, 2017 0

On the morning of September 16th, 1920, a horse-drawn carriage pulled up in front JP Morgan Bank on 23 Wall Street, right at the heart of Manhattan’s financial district. Inside the wagon sat about

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Killable Monks and Socialist Sovereignty – By Matthew W. King

Killable Monks and Socialist Sovereignty – By Matthew W. King

Matthew W. King February 1, 2016 0

Matthew W. King on Christopher Kaplonski’s The Lama Question In December 1911, Khalkha Mongol Buddhist monks and nobility met in secret to declare autonomy from the failing Qing Empire. They elected the Jibzundamba Khutugtu,

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MRBlog | #ParisIsBurning: On Recent Representations of Terror

MRBlog | #ParisIsBurning: On Recent Representations of Terror

Sarah Rollens November 15, 2015 0

By Sarah Rollens Whenever a devastating act of terrorism occurs in Europe or America, many scholars of religion cringe, knowing that often it is only a matter of time before the media identify the

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Why Can’t We Be Friends? Karen Armstrong on Religious Violence – By Sarah Rollens

Why Can’t We Be Friends? Karen Armstrong on Religious Violence – By Sarah Rollens

Sarah Rollens November 9, 2015 0

Sarah Rollens on Karen Armstrong’s Fields of Blood Recipe for a popular book on religion: one provocative meta-topic (violence is heavily in demand these days); one five- to eight-fold world religions scheme; an extensive

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MRBlog | The Sense of Senselessness – By Patrick Blanchfield

MRBlog | The Sense of Senselessness – By Patrick Blanchfield

Patrick Blanchfield July 24, 2015 0

  Patrick Blanchfield on politicians’ cheap responses to mass shootings Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal spoke on last night’s mass shooting in a Lafayette movie theater: “When these kinds of acts of violence happen in

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<i>How to Read the Bible and Still be a Christian</i> by John Dominic Crossan

How to Read the Bible and Still be a Christian by John Dominic Crossan

John Dominic Crossan March 24, 2015 0

An excerpt from John Dominic Crossan’s latest book. [Excerpted from How to Read the Bible and Still be a Christian by John Dominic Crossan, published March 2015 by HarperOne, an imprint of HarperCollins Book Publishers, hardcover, RRP

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John Dominic Crossan talks with Joseph Kelly

John Dominic Crossan talks with Joseph Kelly

Joseph Ryan Kelly March 24, 2015 1

Joseph Kelly talks with John Dominic Crossan about his new book How to Read the Bible and Still Be a Christian. Crossan is Professor Emeritus of the Department of Religious Studies at DePaul University. He

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Fear, Trembling, and Weird John Brown – By Andrew R. Murphy

Fear, Trembling, and Weird John Brown – By Andrew R. Murphy

Andrew R. Murphy February 27, 2015 1

Andrew R. Murphy in the Forum on Political Theology and Divine Violence The Marginalia Review of Books is partnering with Political Theology Today in a joint forum on Ted Smith’s Weird John Brown: Divine

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A Politics of Penitence and Repair: Addressing America’s Racial Wounds – By Keri Day

A Politics of Penitence and Repair: Addressing America’s Racial Wounds – By Keri Day

Keri Day February 25, 2015 0

Keri Day in the Forum on Political Theology and Divine Violence The Marginalia Review of Books is partnering with Political Theology Today in a joint forum on Ted Smith’s Weird John Brown: Divine Violence

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John Brown: Madman? Terrorist? Righteous warrior? – By Peter Ochs

John Brown: Madman? Terrorist? Righteous warrior? – By Peter Ochs

Peter Ochs February 23, 2015 0

Peter Ochs in the Forum on Political Theology and Divine Violence The Marginalia Review of Books is partnering with Political Theology Today in a joint forum on Ted Smith’s Weird John Brown: Divine Violence

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