Tag Archives: the Gospel

Songs from Jesus and the Woman at the Well

Last week we reposted a piece Gil Bailie wrote in 2009 for Valentines Day. His reflections brought to mind a traditional gospel song on that theme that Bob Dylan has covered at different points in his long career. There are … Continue reading

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In memorium:

As we approach the twentieth anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001 news outlets, internet pundits, and all manner of social media will likely be filled with retrospectives from every conceivable angle telling us the significance of the … Continue reading

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Violence & the Sacred Episode 7: Satan & the Gospels

This is an address given by René Girard at the American Academy of Religion conference held in San Francisco in 1992.

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Intellectual Respectability

For close to three centuries, in all institutions of higher learning, it has not been intellectually respectable to deal with the [Gospel] text except as an object of demystification, and every time we mention it we must take the ritual … Continue reading

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