Humanities

Monday Missive – March 6, 2017

 

CLGO member Amanda Loeffert reading The Cat in the Hat

United for Literacy — The sixth annual Seuss-a-Thon took place this past Saturday, and it attracted a large and diverse group of children, parents, grandparents, and various other Dr. Seuss fans of all ages.  Co-sponsored by the English Department and Park Road Books, this event featured area educators and literacy advocates reading Dr. Seuss books aloud to children in a marathon fashion for four continuous...

My Talk at Uni Twente’s “Security & the Political Turn in the Philosophy of Technologies”

I’m excited to be talking at this workshop on March 10, 2017. Here’s the full text of my talk....

Monday Missive – February 27, 2017

A Community of Scholars — As a member of our English Department, I highly value the many opportunities I have to learn from my colleagues.  I often read scholarship by members of the department, and I always enjoy the discussions that I have with faculty members about their current research projects.  I also enjoy hearing scholarly presentations by members of our department, and I always learn from these presentations.  It is not often that I have the opportunity to...

Essays on John the Baptist: Mark our Earliest Narrative Source (4)

In this new six part series I present responses to essays offered in my course at UNC Charlotte on “John the Baptist.” John is the most underrated figure in Christian tradition, rarely given his due as a messiah and inaugurator of the movement Jesus himself arose from. The responses are by my former student, Jeff Poplin, [...]...

Investigative Documentarian Simcha Jacobovici to be Honoured at Canadian Screen Awards

Congratulations to my friend and associate Simcha Jacobovici for this well-deserved award. At the bottom of the news story you will find the link to watch free one of Simcha’s films dealing with what we know about the methods of Roman crucifixion in Judea based on the latest forensic evidence and input from Prof. Israel [...]...

Mary–Mother of God or Jewish Mother of Seven?

Those engaged in the academic study of religions, and specifically the origins and development of early Christianity, draw a sharp distinction between what they call the historical Jesus and the “Christ” of Christian faith and devotion. How and when this transformation took place–from Jesus the itinerant messianic Jewish teacher and healer, to the preexistent, eternal, [...]...

Essays on John the Baptist: What Do We Know and How Do We Know It? (6)

In this new six part series I present responses to essays offered in my course at UNC Charlotte on “John the Baptist.” John is the most underrated figure in Christian tradition, rarely given his due as a messiah and inaugurator of the movement Jesus himself arose from. The responses are by my former student, Jeff Poplin, [...]...

Essays on John the Baptist: How Matthew Recasts His Markan Source (5)

In this new six part series I present responses to essays offered in my course at UNC Charlotte on “John the Baptist.” John is the most underrated figure in Christian tradition, rarely given his due as a messiah and inaugurator of the movement Jesus himself arose from. The responses are by my former student, Jeff Poplin, [...]...

Tabor to Serve as 2017 BAS Publishing Awards Judge

I am honored to be a Biblical Archaeology Society “BAS Publication Awards” judge this year for “Best Book Relating to the New Testament.” I served in this way several times in the past and it is truly a great assignment. I look forward to some amazing reading. If you have written a book in this [...]...

Essays on John the Baptist: The Q Source (3)

In this new six part series I present responses to essays offered in my course at UNC Charlotte on “John the Baptist.” John is the most underrated figure in Christian tradition, rarely given his due as a messiah and inaugurator of the movement Jesus himself arose from. The responses are by my former student, Jeff Poplin, [...]...
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