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  • 20 Sep 2023
    Katharine J. Dell

    Read the book of Proverbs, plumb its theological depths and get wisdom!

    The book of Proverbs is not the most widely read of the biblical books, although individual proverbs are widely cited:  eg “A wise child makes a glad father, but a foolish child is a mother’s grief” (10:1) or “A slack hand causes poverty, but the hand of the diligent makes rich” (10:4) and known to […]

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  • 12 Sep 2023
    James Bernard Murphy

    The Case for the Prophetic Office

    When we think of a prophet, we might well imagine a bearded and eccentric biblical seer delivering God’s judgment on his people. But the prophetic office did not end with the sealing of the biblical canon. Thomas Aquinas said that God would always raise up new prophets for the reform of the Church. Inspired by […]

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  • 10 Jun 2022
    William E. Engel, Grant Williams, Rory Loughnane

    The Arts of Dancing with Death

    With the pandemic still looming above us, thoughts of passing away may have crossed your mind repeatedly over the last while. Those thoughts, revolving around a kernel of inert fear, most likely did not take hold for very long but were brushed aside and stifled with everyday urgent matters. Our culture, after all, tends to […]

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  • 16 Dec 2021
    Hansjorg Dilger

    Learning Values and Inequalities in Religiously Diverse Societies

    How do young people learn and embody moral values in multireligious societies? How do Christian and Muslim schools establish and reproduce social inequalities? In my book I argue that faith-oriented schools play an important role not only in negotiating but also producing and reifying socio-religious differences in contemporary, pluralistic societies. My anthropological study focuses on […]

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  • 14 Dec 2020
    Daniel L. Dreisbach, Mark David Hall

    Christianity Matters in American Law and Jurisprudence

    Since the first English settlements in North America, Christianity and its sacred text have had a significant influence on American jurisprudence. This reflects Christianity’s imprint on Western legal traditions in general and the English common law in particular. Early colonial laws, especially in New England’s Puritan commonwealths, drew extensively from biblical sources as interpreted within […]

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  • 1 Jun 2020
    Philip C. Almond

    The Coronavirus, God and Evil

    It’s not the end of the world. But with the coronavirus running rampant, you could be forgiven for thinking so. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse symbolically portray the four events that will occur before the end of the world – plague, death, famine, and war. The first two of these are currently striking fear […]

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  • 14 May 2020
    Rory Naismith

    Treading the Paths of Exile: Enduring Isolation and Solitude in Early Medieval England

    Early medieval England experienced nothing quite like the Coronavirus, although plagues and afflictions of other kinds came all too frequently. The venerable Bede (d. 735) and other contemporary writers preserved grim accounts of waves of plague that swept over all Britain in the 660s. Later, 896 saw the end of three years of an unspecified […]

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  • 16 Jan 2020
    Ramazan Kılınç

    Religious Minorities and Politics

    Recently, India passed a bill to amend its citizenship law. With this bill, religion becomes a major criterion for the approval of new citizens. While the bill makes it easier to get citizenship for persecuted Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, and Christians, it excludes Muslims, India’s largest minority, with a population of around 200 million. This […]

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