Tag Archives: Christianity

(Trump) How Not To Hold A Bible (Habitus & Hexis)

(h/t Jim Watts and Iconic Books and to @drnelk at Twitter) Arguably, in these United States, a good president needs to know how to handle a Bible. President Trump is not a good president. With him, the Bible has no … Continue reading

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(Notre Dame) It’s Moral To Risk Human Life (Coronavirus & Religion)

We are in our society regularly willing to take on ourselves or impose on others risks — even lethal risks — for the good of society. We send off young men and women to war to defend the security of … Continue reading

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(Russian Resurrection) Andrei Rublev (Tarkovsky)

I don’t have to say a lot to say about Christianity and cinema in Andrei Rublev (1966) by the great Andrei Tarkovsky, master of the long-shot form of the time-image. Just one quick comment about the structure of the film and the … Continue reading

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Christians & Coronavirus (March/April 2020)

True to form, Jewish religious response to the Coronavirus has been dominated by problems relating to halakhic practice and communal structure; about God not so much if at all. With thanks to Adam Brett, I wanted to see what the … Continue reading

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(Coronavirus) A Little Historical Primer on Modern Plagues (Paul Slack)

For general readers and students, “Responses to Plague in Early Modern Europe: The Implications of Public Health” is an old article here by Paul Slack, author of Plague: A Very Short Introduction. I’m linking it here . The article came … Continue reading

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(Andrew Cuomo) Liberal Political Theology (Coronavirus)

Like the one today (April 13), I’ve been watching a lot of these daily press conferences with Gov. Cuomo of New York in response to the Cornonavirus pandemic. Personally, I find them unvarnished and reassuring. Listening for religion and religion … Continue reading

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(Not Whiteness) Christianity is at the Root of Anti-Semitism in America

After Pittsburgh and Poway, it was almost comforting to be able to identify the political and racial identity of white anti-Semitism. We knew, more or less, where it was coming from and recognized the motivating ideologies. Now many of us … Continue reading

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Bad Faith & Concentration Camps

Rep. Ocasio-Cortez has done important work in calling attention to the political and moral atrocity at the U.S. border. En masse, people are stripped of their legal right of asylum and where children are ripped from their parents and people … Continue reading

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Resurrection of the Dead (Talmud Group)

[Ezekiel panel at Dura Europos] Ready to start Talmud Group at Syracuse this year, we are going to focus on messianism, namely the “messianic text” which is actually an anti-messianic text in chapter Helek of tractate Sanhedrin. We read the … Continue reading

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Christmastime in Israel

Is this a trend? You can read here an article about Israeli Jews wanting to learn more about Christmas and Christianity. The article has everything to do with pleasure, holiday tourism, and the opening of minds to religious difference in … Continue reading

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