Posts Tagged ‘bible’

September 1st, 2017

Slavery in the Bible: Michael Abrahams’s Reading Problems

by Clinton Chisholm

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Slavery in the Bible: Michael Abrahams’s Reading Problems

The Bible is probably the only ancient text that any Mike, Mary or Marcia waxes warm about despite stark ignorance of the book’s actual texts, original languages and historical contexts (plural).

The …

December 23rd, 2016

Misreading the Bible

by Clinton Chisholm

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The Bible is probably the only ancient text that any Mike, Mary or Marcia waxes warm about despite stark ignorance of the book’s actual texts and historical contexts (plural).

The lay critic may be very educated but (s)he and even …

March 7th, 2016

The Bible, Scholars and ‘Scholarly’ Crap

by Clinton Chisholm

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Wayne Marshall in his column about the Bible in The Observer of December 23, 2014 (Has Religion Seen the End of Its Useful Life?) reflected uncritical reliance on non-specialists in the appropriate academic disciplines and on the thoroughly debunked …