Tag Archive: religion

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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CCLaP Fridays: Selected Letters of Norman Mailer, edited by J. Michael Lennon

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This week I review Norman Mailer’s selected letters, giving a new perspective on an iconic and controversial author.

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Liberation, Edited and Introduced by Mark Ludwig

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“Liberation,” edited and with an introduction by Mark Ludwig, casts a global net to find out what poets think about the concept of freedom.

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American Odd: The Book of the SubGenius, by J.R. “Bob” Dobbs

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This week I continue my series American Odd with an essay about “The Book of the SubGenius” by J.R. “Bob” Dobbs.

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