Category: history

  • Rp Reconstructing the Apostle Paul: Yoseop Ra’s “Paul, The Founder of Christianity”

    Yoseop Ra. Paul, The Founder of Christianity. Eugene: OR, Resource Publications, 2021. I have said in another review on a recent book on the Apostle … Reconstructing the Apostle Paul: Yoseop Ra’s “Paul, The Founder of Christianity”

  • Rp: The Evolution of Biblical Criticism

    As a former grad student in theology, the history of theological education can be broken up into two genres: theology (as a philosophic-intellectual … The Evolution of Biblical Criticism

  • Reposing The age of contestation

    The medievals liked to debate. By the end of the medieval period, the debates had grown into confrontations between groups, lifestyles and ideals. … The age of contestation

  • Reposting The engrossing dance of letters and words

    A beautiful example of a text written in Caroline minuscule, 9th century, Oxford, Bodleian, MS. Laud Misc. 134, f. 15v It’s not just that we have … The engrossing dance of letters and words

  • Commenting on Medieval storytellers

    x The 12th century was arguably the most ‘storytelling’ century of the medieval period. If the Dark Ages – which were not dark at all – were centuries … Medieval storytellers —– I marvel at history and it’s commentaries. I love this guys blog; he’s always got really interesting stuff about the middle ages and […]

  • “I do order and declare that all persons held as slaves… are, and henceforward shall be free; and that the Executive government of the United States,…

    Today is Juneteenth. Though the Emancipation Proclamation was issued on September 22, 1862 (effective January 1, 1863), word was slow to spread.  … “I do order and declare that all persons held as slaves… are, and henceforward shall be free; and that the Executive government of the United States,…

  • Hey Now ! the history of the straitjacket | lots of words — and chemical restraints

    Posts about the history of the straitjacket written by bchadda — Read on biancajchadda.wordpress.com/tag/the-history-of-the-straitjacket/ —- Now we use chemical restraints. These are powerful sedatives and antipsychotics. If any of you have seen the adverts for Zyprexa, a highly promoted psychiatric medicine, it is one of the tools used not only for therapeutic management of acute […]

  • Back in the day: “Don’t hate the media; become the media”*…

    x The annals of punk, the subculture as much as the genre– @internetarchive has digitized and made the full run available: “Punk Planet Archive” (Plus-… “Don’t hate the media; become the media”*… So great! …. and of course we can attribute the ridiculous band from the 90s, Blink 182, To firmly establishing punk rock as […]

  • Survival show and More

    The farther one goes back in history, the more intense the question of record survival becomes. The farther away we look, the dimmer things get, not … Survival show —— Our view is partial, yet always receding in one way or another. I ponder if indeed there is a correlate linear idea of human kmowldege […]

  • The physical doorstop

    “Is Light Fundamentally A Wave Or A Particle?”: the history and the results of John Wheeler’s famous “delayed choice” experiments (Plus- alchemy, … “The ‘paradox’ is only a conflict between reality and your feeling of what reality ‘ought to be’”*… —– love it! just a side commentary: I feel like the solution to all these […]