Archive for July 26th, 2008

26
Jul
08

Jesus at the Movies: Weeks 2-3

The last two sessions of the weekly series “Jesus at the Movies” have seen steadily larger crowds, for which I am certainly thankful (but for which I am in no way responsible). For those of you unable to attend but still thirsting for cinematic and scholarly knowledge, here are the notes from the sessions (in which we discussed Denys Arcand’s Jesus of Montreal and Nicholas Ray’s King of Kings, respectively):

Jesus at the Movies: Week 2 (Jesus of Montreal)

Jesus at the Movies: Week 3 (King of Kings)

26
Jul
08

New from Fortress: The Social History of Ancient Israel

A recent announcement from Fortress:


The Social History of Ancient Israel: An Introduction

Rainer Kessler
Translated by Linda M. Maloney

How Israel lived—from the beginnings to the Hellenistic Age

Histories of ancient Israel have usually focused attention on major figures in powerful positions: kings, prophets, and patriarchs. Kessler asks about the larger social patterns that shaped the everyday life of ordinary people, from the emergence of Israel in the hills of Canaan, to the Jewish populations of Greek city-states in the Hellenistic age.

The introductory section includes discussion of social history as discipline and as method, event history and the “long haul,” the representation of social history, and the history of research. Two other sections explore the methods of the social history of Israel and the epochs of Israel’s social history, including discussions of environment as living space, Israel’s emergence as a kinship-based society, exile and its consequences, and more. Includes a time line, glossary of terms, maps and illustrations.

Format: Paperback 284 pages 6 x 9 inches
Item No: 9780800662820
Price: $29.00

Order your copy today!

26
Jul
08

Five More Days of Used Book Sale at Dove

Through July 31, all of Dove’s extensive collection of used books are 20% off. Just place the phrase “20% off” in the comments field of your order.

The complete catalog of used titles may be viewed here. Happy hunting!

26
Jul
08

Stephen Colbert on the Lambeth Conference

Courtesy of my father: the subtly clever (and patently hilarious) Stephen Colbert brings a lighter perspective to the controversy surrounding the current incarnation of the Anglican Communion’s decennial Lambeth Conference. Take a look…




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