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Jesus Wouldn't Celebrate Christmas

Of course he wouldn’t.  (Would he even have a birthday party?  Who knows?)

Christmas was made up anyway, and it was even banned for a long time, … 227 more words

History of God Top Ten Booklist

The concept of God and his historical development is an extraordinarily complex topic and it is not easily addressed in ten books. These books seek attempt to explain  a complex story on how the concept of God, or single divine being, developed in different cultures, places, and across time. 116 more words


Christmas Story 3. The Birth of Jesus: Matthew.

Matthew begins his narrative of Jesus’ birth with the information that Mary was betrothed to Joseph. And before they came together as sexual partners, it’s discovered that she’s already pregnant. 1,247 more words

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Brett, "The Fatimid Empire"

In February, Edinburgh University Press will release The Fatimid Empire by Michael Brett (University of London). The publisher’s description follows:

The Fatimid empire in North Africa, Egypt and Syria was at the centre of the political and religious history of the Islamic world in the Middle Ages, from the breakdown of the ‘Abbasid empire in the tenth century, to the invasions of the Seljuqs in the eleventh and the Crusaders in the twelfth, leading up to its extinction by Saladin. 99 more words

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Bowring, "In Search of the Way"

In February, Oxford University Press will release In Search of the Way: Thought and Religion in Early-Modern Japan, 1582-1860 by Richard Bowring (Cambridge). The publisher’s description follows: 152 more words

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Cossar, "Clerical Households in Late Medieval Italy"

In February, Harvard University Press will release Clerical Households in Late Medieval Italy by Roisin Cossar (University of Manitoba). The publisher’s description follows:

Roisin Cossar brings a new perspective to the history of the Christian church in fourteenth century Italy by examining how clerics managed efforts to reform their domestic lives in the decades after the arrival of the Black Death. 202 more words

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Smitten, "The Life of William Robertson"

This month, Edinburgh University Press released The Life of William Robertson: Minister, Historian, and Principal by Jeffrey R. Smitten (Utah State University). The publisher’s description follows: 140 more words

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