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Biblical curses and the displacement of tradition
(Virginia Tech. University Libraries, 2011-12)
Brian Britt discusses his book: Biblical Curses and the Displacement of Tradition. Brian Britt offers an intriguing perspective on curses as the focus of debates over the power, pleasure, and danger of words. Biblical ...
Death, Social Conflict, and the Barley Harvest in the Hebrew Bible
(Journal of Hebrew Scriptures , 2005)
Some recent scholarship characterizes violent biblical narratives, such as the killing of Saul’s descendents in 2 Sam. 21, as evidence of ancient ritual sacrifice. Yet 2 Sam. 21 has more in common with Ruth 1 and Judith ...
Snapshots of Tradition: Apparitions of the Virgin Mary in Georgia
(University of California Press, 1998-10)
On the thirteenth of each month, from October 1990 until May 1994, Nancy Fowler appeared on the porch of a farmhouse in Conyers, Georgia, to deliver the message she had received from an apparition of the Virgin Mary. On ...
Secularism and the Question of the ‘Judeo-Christian'
This essay comments on the papers in this special issue, paying special attention to "Judaism," "Christianity," and "Judeo-Christian" in relation to discussions of secularism and civil religion. It attempts an explanation ...
Psalm Recitation and Post-Secular Time: Augustine, the iPod, and Psalm 90
(The Whitestone Foundation, 2012)
Psalm 90 accommodates multiple understandings and experiences of time, but its compositional coherence balances this diversity with unity. Practices of recitation, reading, and reflection on the Psalms accommodate this ...
The Schmittian Messiah in Agamben's The Time That Remains
(The University of Chicago Press, 2010)
For Giorgio Agamben, Alain Badiou, and Slavoj Zitek the New Testament writings attributed to Paul have much to say on contemporary debates over politics and religious tradition. Taking the measure of this new intellectual ...