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Grem, "The Blessings of Business"

In May, Oxford University Press will release “The Blessings of Business: How Corporations Shaped Conservative Christianity” by Darren E. Grem (University of Mississippi). The publisher’s description follows: 246 more words

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Walker, "The Labour Party in Scotland"

This month, Palgrave Macmillan releases “The Labour Party in Scotland: Religion, the Union, and the Irish Dimension,” by Graham Walker (Queen’s University).  The publisher’s description follows: 189 more words

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"The Future of Evangelicalism in America" (Brown & Silk, eds.)

In April, Columbia University Press released “The Future of Evangelicalism in America,” edited by Candy Gunther Brown (Indiana University) and Mark Silk (Trinity College).   76 more words

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What Does the 1960’s Hippy Revolution Have to do with the Puritans of 1620?

Believe it or not, I’m reading the journal of the first governor of Massachusetts, John Winthrop. The manuscript is missing teeth. (There are gaps in the words where the ink faded or never printed correctly.) The first thing that struck me is the Puritan’s anger at the Church of England. 208 more words

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Was Jesus real, and who cares?

Apropos of my recent post on the historicity of a Jesus-figure, Reader Pliny the in Between posted this on his/her site Evolving Perspectives. The cartoon’s called “Independent variables”:


Fejérdy, "Pressed By a Double Loyalty"

In June, Central European University Press will release “Pressed By a Double Loyalty: Hungarian Attendance at the Second Vatican Council, 1959-1965” by András Fejérdy (Institute of History of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences). 170 more words

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"The Jesuits and Globalization" (Banchoff & Casanova, eds.)

In May, Georgetown University Press will release “The Jesuits and Globalization: Historical Legacies and Contemporary Challenges,” edited by Thomas Banchoff (Georgetown University) and José Casanova (Georgetown University). 185 more words

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