A retrospective for 2015
Has Snowmagedon ’16 got you hunkered down eating food from a can as you wait for the apocalypse to pass?
Or do you live in New Zealand and have no idea what I’m talking about?
Either way we’ve got your weekend reading and listening covered. Marginalia published incredible pieces in 2015 and we present a few of them here.
Happy reading and listening!
J. Kameron Carter gave us a poetic commentary on the Charleston tragedy, Hold: Or, Charleston USA (A Poem for the Emanuel 9)
Our radio hosts produced a ton of fantastic shows including:
- Sarah Eltantawi took us on a deep look into ISIS with Bernard Haykel on her show, Contemporary Islam Considered
- Tim Hill and Dan Clanton talked with Melina Abdullah about #BlackLivesMatter and black Protestant activism in the fifth episode of their show, Impolite Conversation
- Art Remillard talked with Luís León about his new book The Political Spirituality of Cesar Chavez: Crossing Religious Borders on the twenty-seventh episode of First Impressions
- Dave Krueger talked with Kelly Brown Douglas about her book Stand Your Ground: Black Bodies and the Justice of God on the thirty-seventh episode of First Impressions
- Joseph Kelly interviewed John Dominic Crossan about his book How to Read the Bible and Still Be a Christian.
- Kristian Petersen talked with Lisa Stampnitzky about the invention of terrorism on his show, Directions in the Study of Religion.
Monica Miller and Christopher Driscoll talked with Anthony Pinn about God’s obituary in their series, Conversations in Black.
We published several forums including:
- Tenure and Academic Freedom edited by Peter Martens
- Late Antiquity and the New Humanities edited by Ellen Muehlberger
- Nina Caputo edited a forum on Gil Anidjar’s Blood: A Critique of Christianity
- Ryan Woods and James Dennis LoRusso edited a forum on Kevin Kruse’s One Nation Under God
- Davey Henreckson edited a forum on Ted A. Smith’s, Weird John Brown.
Scott C. Jones introduced and translated from the German Kurt Eggers’s play Das Spiel von Job dem Deutschen. Ein Mysterium (Job the German: A Mystery Play).
Of course, Marginalia Review of Books published a good number of book reviews including:
- Sarah Coakley on Diarmaid MacCulloch’s Silence
- Caroline T. Schroeder on Bentley Layton’s The Canons of Our Fathers
- Anthony B. Pinn on Robert Darden’s Nothing But Love in God’s Water
- Emran El-Badawi on Holger Zellentin’s The Qur’an’s Legal Culture
- Samuel Loncar on Geoff Colvin’s Humans are Underrated
- Judith Lieu on Dieter Roth’s The Text of Marcion’s Gospel
- Michael Cameron on Matthew Crawford’s Cyril of Alexandria’s Trinitarian Theology of Scripture
- Jill DeTemple on Kevin O’Neill’s Secure the Soul
- Polly Zavadivker on An-sky’s Pioneers
- Hamza M. Zafer on Steven Judd’s Religious Scholars and the Umayyads
- Andrew Lanham on Toni Morrison’s God Help the Child
- Ellen Muehlberger on Douglas Boin’s Coming Out Christian in the Roman World
We published quite a few essays including:
- Simon Rabinovitch’s A Blessing on Your Head, and Other Ways to Deliver a Beating in Yiddish
- Ruth Gavison reflected on the Defining Israel forum
- Christopher Driscoll’s “Hands Up!”: Mountaintops and the Dawn of White Limitation
And our outstanding blog had posts like:
- Sarah Rollens’s #ParisIsBurning: On Recent Representations of Terror
- Thomas Whitely’s When Prayer is Not Enough, Audrey DuBose and The Demand for Black Forgiveness, and Then They Came for the County Clerks: The Martyrology of Kim Davis (and Mike Huckabee for President)
- Noah Schumer covered the Pope’s visit to Ecuador
Lastly, we produced a couple films including:
We hope this anthology will see you through the weekend. Enjoy!