Tag Archive: religion

American Odd: Henry Darger: Selected Art and Writings, by Michael Bonesteel

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This week I continue my American Odd essay series with a look at Chicago-area artist and recluse Henry Darger.

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Israel: A Concise History of a Nation Reborn, by Daniel Gordis @ NYJB

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“For those interested in an introductory volume about the Jewish people and Israeli history, this book is highly recommended.”

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Translation Tuesdays: The Curious Case of Dassoukine’s Trousers, by Fouad Laroui @ NYJB

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Fouad Laroui casts his eye on Morocco’s dour political legacy with the scalpel-like precision of a social satirist.

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The Mizrahi Era of Rebellion: Israel’s Forgotten Civil Rights Struggle 1948–1966 (Contemporary Issues in the Middle East), by Bryan K. Roby @ NYJB

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“The Mizrahi Era of Rebellion: Israel’s Forgotten Civil Rights Struggle 1948–1966 (Contemporary Issues in the Middle East),” by Bryan K. Roby seeks to complicate this simplified vision of Israeli history.

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American Odd: Urantia: The Great Cult Mystery, by Martin Gardner

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This week I continue my American Odd essay series with a look at “Urantia: The Great Cult Mystery,” by Martin Gardner.

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CCLaP Fridays: The Orthodox Dilemma, by George Alexander

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This week I review “The Orthodox Dilemma,” by George Alexander, a personal exploration of the administrative, political, and dogmatic challenges facing the Orthodox Christian community.

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Sick by Gabby Schulz @ NYJB

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“Sick” by Gabby Schulz is the quintessential graphic novel for this violent, demented, and hypocritical epoch of American history.

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The Secret Teachers of the Western World, by Gary Lachman @ NYJB

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“For the curious, The Secret Teachers of the Western World exists as a valuable and highly readable resource.”

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Father of Lies, by Brian Evenson @ NYJB

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Father of Lies by Brian Evenson is “especially relevant in this present age of religious violence and moral bankruptcy.” Fiction isn’t far off from the truth either.

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Wilberforce, by HS Cross @ NYJB

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In “Wilberforce” HS Cross crafts passages of agonizing psychological self-torment with a master’s ear for the perfect phrase.

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