Charles Halton

Founding Editor

Halton PictureCharles Halton is Founding Editor of Marginalia and Assistant Professor in Theology at HBU. He is working on several books including The First Female Authors: An Anthology of Women’s Writing in Mesopotamia (with Saana Svärd; Cambridge, 2016) and A Moral Vision for the Old Testament (with Joseph Kelly; Fortress, 2017).

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Selection of Charles Halton on MRB

Paul Theroux Ruined Travel Writing. A review of Deep South.

A Conversation on Race, Faith and Community. Charles talks with Leslie Dawn CallahanWillie James JenningsChristopher Doucot and Barbara Savage during the 30th anniversary celebration of the Grawemeyer Award in Religion held at Louisville Seminary.

Milton Friedman Drove Out Leviticus. On Andro Linklater’s Owning the Earth: The Transforming History of Land Ownership.

Ann Patchett on Writing, Her Catholicism, and Her New Book.

Charles talks with Stephen Prothero about American religion.

Sterilizing the Bible. Charles Halton reads Melissa Mohr’s Holy Sh*t: A Brief History of Swearing and questions modern Bible translations.

Interview of Gustavo A. Ramirez on the Rock Art of Burgos, Tamaulipas, Mexico.

Jon D. Levenson Talks to Charles Halton about Abrahamic Religions.

A Conversation with Verlyn Klinkenborg on the Craft of Academic Writing.

Has Michael Coogan Seized His Opportunity? Charles Halton on Michael Coogan’s A Reader of Ancient Near Eastern Texts.

To the Reader.