Monthly Archives: February 2015

Community, Text, Critique — Recent Syracuse University Faculty & Alumna Publications

So, this is what Religion looks like at the Department of Religion at Syracuse University: Community, Text, Critique.   Recent Faculty Publications Arnold, Philip “Onondaga Nation Land Rights and the Doctrine of Discovery” (revised) with Joe Heath, in Neighbor to Neighbor, … Continue reading

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Flow, Form, & Other Zoharic Affects –A River Flows From Eden (Melila Hellner-Eshed)

By Melila Hellner-Eshed, A River Flows From Eden reads with a very light touch. I’d recommend it as a basic introduction to anyone interested in the Zohar and the phenomenon of mystical consciousness. Unlike studies by Scholem, Idel, and Wolfson, … Continue reading

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CFP: Religion, Affect and Emotion Group, The AAR and SBL

Call for Papers: Religion, Affect and Emotion Group, The AAR and SBL Meeting Atlanta, Georgia November 21-24 The Religion, Affect and Emotion Group 2015 Call for Papers Deadline: Monday, March 2 2015, 5:00 PM EST, through http://papers.aarweb.org/ Statement of Purpose:  … Continue reading

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CFP Society of Jewish Ethics Annual Conference

Society of Jewish Ethics 2016 Call for Papers     The next meeting of the Society of Jewish Ethics will be held at the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto, Ontario, January 7-10, 2016, in conjunction with the Society of Christian … Continue reading

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The Painter of Biblical Life — Perception & The God of Old (James Kugel)

I ripped through The God of Old: Inside the Lost World of the Bible by James Kugel. It’s a great, great book aimed at the middle brow with lots of scholarly grist. As I’m looking at it, the book stands out as … Continue reading

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Charlie Hebdo at Immanent Frame

There’s No love for Charlie Hebdo over at Immanent Frame –or any much mention of the 4 Jews murdered at Hyper Cacher. This “off the cuff” short responses to the massacre represent a strange apologetic for religion. You can read it … Continue reading

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St John the Divine North Wall Construction Site (late January 2015)

More pictures documenting the disappearance of the north wall of St John the Divine along 113th Street between Amsterdam and Morningside Drive. As we begin to lose our view of the main sections of the wall, we begin to see … Continue reading

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“My People Was Burned to Death in Poland”  (Abraham Joshua Heschel)

A world on fire. And no one cares. Whenever I work through Heschel’s Man is Not Alone, I spend a lot of time on his construction of the ultimate question. It’s not “Is there a God?” It’s not “why is … Continue reading

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(Graduate Student Conference) “Religion Interruptus: The Affects of Sex, Politics, and Bodies” (Syracuse University)

2015 Syracuse University: Religion Graduate Conference “Religion Interruptus: The Affects of Sex, Politics, and Bodies” “ReligionInterruptus: The Affects of Sex, Politics, and Bodies” Syracuse University Graduate Student Conference February 27–28,2015 Schedule: Friday, February 27 1:00 – 1:45    – Registration (table … Continue reading

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