Category: History

The Age of Atheists

Peter Watson’s The Age of Atheists: How We Have Sought to Live Since the Death of God is a book that I had long wanted to read and one that took me about as long to actually read it, after finally getting my hands on…

The Outsiders, The Godfather, and A Little History

In this fourth “potpour-reads” post, I put together some thoughts on three classics, including two works of fiction and one of non-fiction. The first fiction classic is classified by Penguin as a “modern classic” and is sometimes categorized further into “young adult,” although I…

Ten LGBT History Books for Harvey Milk Day

Today we remember an important figure in LGBT American History: Harvey Milk. Harvey Milk, known as the “Mayor of Castro Street,” was a gay rights activist and community leader. In 1977, Milk won a seat on the San Francisco Board. He became the city’s…

1 Samuel 21-2 Samuel 15 #2018BibleRBR

Reading the Bible as Literature Week Fourteen: 1 Samuel 21 – 2 Samuel 15 The second half of 1 Samuel and the first part of 2 Samuel recounts the decline of Saul’s reign and the establishment of David’s. Much of 1 Samuel is devoted…

Ruth 1 – 1 Samuel 20 #2018BibleRBR

Reading the Bible as Literature Week Thirteen: Ruth 1 – 1 Samuel 20 Reading Ruth and 1 Samuel together is interesting because, in the first case, we have a book that is almost assuredly made-up some 700-years after the fact by post-exilic writers who…

Judges 3-Judges 21 #2018BibleRBR

Reading the Bible as Literature Week Twelve: Judges 3-21 This week, we read through to the end of the Book of Judges (3-21), which means we leave off just before the Book of Ruth begins. Judges is where things get juicy again, thank goodness,…

Joshua 5-Judges 2 #2018BibleRBR

Reading the Bible as Literature Week Eleven: Joshua 5 – Judges 2 The book of Joshua unfolds as a sequence of battles, one after the other, which demonstrates Joshua’s prowess as a military leader and ultimately result in the total settlement of Israel. The…

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