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New books of note

Garb of Being!

Off the press & spotted in real time! More information here. It has been a joy to work on this with amazing co-editors Georgia Frank and Andrew Jacobs. And abundant thanks to all of our phenomenal chapter authors. And thank … Continue reading

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AJR: Food & Transformation

The stunning and stimulating online journal, Ancient Jew Review, usually counts among my pleasure reading, so somehow never gets mentioned here. But this issue–with the tease into reading J.C. Warren’s article on her book, Food and Transformation in Ancient Mediterranean Literature–demands … Continue reading

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Health worker report on faith collaborations in the US

This report of a one-day workshop discussed how folks working in the health sector might positively work together with “faith-based health assets.” Conversations included an overview of community faith-based assets and how they relate to population health, health improvement, evidence-based … Continue reading

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Coming Soon: The Garb of Being

Now in press-available this fall! From the back cover: This collection explores how the body became a touchstone for late antique religious practice and imagination. When we read the stories and testimonies of late ancient Christians, what different types of … Continue reading

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Touching a Leper

Jesus heals a leper, illustration from the Armenian Gospels of Gladzor (13th century); Read and view the entire illuminated manuscript online; the above image is on page 85 of Thomas F. Mathews and Alice Taylor, The Illuminated Gospels of Gladzor: The … Continue reading

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Get a Witness without Buying the Book

Want to enjoy a baker’s dozen of fascinating stories about “peacemakers, community builders, and agitators for faith and justice” without forking over cash for another book? Visit the podcast and download thirteen free full-length interviews with each of the contributing … Continue reading

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Mary of Egypt at the Newberry

English translation “The Harlot Koan,” an essay on Mary of Egypt by poet-editor Dave O’Neal Image: First page of the Life of Mary of Egypt, traditionally read in the Orthodox church during Lent, as part of the “Canon of St. … Continue reading

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