Tag Archives: Christianity

The Eternal City

The colonnades that surround Saint Peter’s Square outside Saint Peter’s Basilica in Rome are said to have been designed to represent two giant outstretched arms. The arms of the church building (the basilica) thus represent the arms of the Church (the Christian faith). According to the architect, these arms serve a threefold purpose: to strengthen […]

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Kindle, Christianity and the Future of the Book

Don’t miss this very insightful post by Alan Jacobs (professor of English at Wheaton College) entitled Christianity and the Future of the Book. The similarity of the codex and ereaders, like the Kindle, might surprise you. …for those who love the book and especially the Book, the Bible, the rise of electronic reading devices should be […]

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Pentateuch as Hollywood Musical

Commenting on the function of poetic texts Genesis 49, Numbers 24, and Deuteronomy 32 in the Pentateuch, John Sailhamer in The Meaning of the Pentateuch likens them to “a Hollywood musical.” The Pentateuch somewhat resembles a Hollywood musical. Its story is both interrupted and developed by the songs (poems). Also like a musical, the songs (poems) […]

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The Legacy of the Bible in Translation

The latest edition of The World in Words podcast features the legacy of the Bible in translation. Here’s a direct link to the MP3 of the episode (and here’s the podcast’s RSS feed if you’d like to subscribe). The first half highlights the lasting impact of the King James Version while the second introduces erstwhile Christian […]

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