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New books of note

The unbelievable Christian Creed (Grawemeyer winner 2019)

Congratulations to Stephen Patterson, winner of this year’s Grawemeyer Award in Religion, for his book , The Forgotten Creed: Christianity’s Original Struggle against Bigotry, Slavery, & Sexism (Oxford University Press, 2018):      

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Justice for the Poor in early Rabbinic Law (book summary)

New book summary: Benjamin Porst’s English summary of his new book, Justice for the Poor: The Principles of Welfare Regulations from Biblical Law to Rabbinic Literature in the November 6 Ancient Jew Review. The book (only available in Hebrew) focuses on “jurisprudential” theory … Continue reading

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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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