That Was The Week That Was

Here… • I found some more evidence of the Pietist impact on American religious history. • Indexing the Bible verses cited in our new book made me wonder again about the place of the Old Testament in Christian theology. • One particular Hebrew scripture has been especially formative for Christians living in exile, from 16th … More That Was The Week That Was

That Was The Week That Was

Here… • Spring semester is barely started and I’m already thinking about a new course for the fall. • Just how economically diverse are the student populations at Christian and church-related colleges? • While David Swartz is on hiatus, I’ve been extending his Anxious Bench series on “Unexpected Sites of Christian Pacifism.” …There and Everywhere • On the … More That Was The Week That Was

Democratizing Bartlett’s: What Kindle Readers Highlight

I have gathered a posie of other men’s flowers, and nothing but the thread that binds them is mine own. So said American publisher John Bartlett of his most famous work, a compendium of quotations that is still in print today. While later editors went far beyond the founder’s favorite sources (the Bible and Shakespeare) … More Democratizing Bartlett’s: What Kindle Readers Highlight