Monthly Archives: December 2010

The Most Embarrassing Book Meme (a guest post from Russ McCutcheon)

[The indispensable Russell T. McCutcheon has sent us his own version of the Embarrassing Book Meme. It's a long one -- brace yourself. Russ's text and photos follow, verbatim. -- Ed.] When I got Craig Martin’s invitation to contribute to … Continue reading

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The Author of the Bible Revealed! And it’s you.

Brian Malley is the author of How the Bible Works: An Anthropological Study of Evangelical Biblicism (AltaMira, 2004), and a key player in the midst of some innovative new anthropological studies examining Bible-reading communities. In a recent article, “Understanding the Bible’s Influence,” Malley … Continue reading

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Žižek’s (atheist) theology, IJŽS, arbitrarily grounded ethics

The International Journal of Žižek Studies has a new edition on Žižek’s (atheist) theology, guest edited by Marcus Pound: Vol 4, No 4 (2010). Jayne Svenungsson’s article caught my attention. She begins by rightly noting the tendency of Badiou and Žižek … Continue reading

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The Most Embarrassing Book Meme

I’m enjoying this too much, so I couldn’t help myself—I pulled a few more embarrassing books off my shelf today. According to this book, we are not free unless we’re free to obey Jesus—not necessarily unusual for a conservative Christian … Continue reading

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The Most Embarrassing Book Meme

We have a guest contribution to the latest meme! This one is from William Arnal (University of Regina), author of Jesus and the Village Scribes and The Symbolic Jesus. He provided the following image and caption: “I think it speaks for … Continue reading

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The Most Embarrassing Book Meme

I was tagged by Deane when he shared his most embarrassing book. Since I’m the one who prompted him to participate in this meme in the first place, I suppose I’m obligated. The problem is that I have so many embarrassing … Continue reading

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Can the SBL Council Unilaterally Remove the Same Benefits of Full Membership Previously Possessed by Student Members?

A surprise letter from John F. Kutsko, Chief Executive of the Society of Biblical Literature arrived in my email in-box today, 9 December 2010. It announced that the SBL Council, which purports to represent me as a member of the Society of Biblical … Continue reading

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