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Jesus the Man by Barbara Thiering

Jesus the Man: Originally Published in Hardcover As Jesus and the Riddle of the Dead Sea Scrolls by Barbara Thiering My rating: 5 of 5 stars This technical, meticulous, expository work of New Testament scholarship is the elephant in the … Continue reading

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Satan by Jeffrey Burton Russell

Satan: The Early Christian Tradition by Jeffrey Burton Russell My rating: 4 of 5 stars In this second book in the series that began with The Devil: Perceptions of Evil from Antiquity to Primitive Christianity, Jeffrey Burton Russell picks up … Continue reading

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the artist and his doubts

In my life I have struggled to come to terms with the role and value of the writer—the creative artist generally—in the world. I’ve always had a strong creative urge that demanded expression, but when I got to be a … Continue reading

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priorities

Over the past couple of weeks I’ve been rejigging my life a bit, seeking to determine what my priorities are, and then arranging my time to make sure I’m attending to my highest priorities. In the process I’ve missed posting … Continue reading

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The Varieties of Religious Experience by William James

The Varieties of Religious Experience by William James My rating: 5 of 5 stars This classic on the experiential aspects of religion is as fresh, relevant, and authoritative as when it was published in 1902. The qualities of James’s mind … Continue reading

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