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Life's Detail

From the June/July 2013 Print Edition

Paper Memory: A Sixteenth-Century Townsman Writes His World by Matthew Lundin Harvard, 352 pages, $49.95 Hermann Weinsberg was something of a failure in life, and a total failure in death. This citizen of sixteenth-century Cologne lives on today as a historical figure precisely because of his . . . . Continue Reading »

Modern-Day Marcionism

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Bettany Hughes, an expert in ancient history, was quoted recently in London’s Daily Telegraph as saying that Christianity “was originally a faith where the female of the species held sway. To oppose the ordination of women bishops in the Church of England is to deny the central role women played in the faith’s founding.” She added: “Who knows whether God is a girl, but mankind has turned to the female of the species for good ideas.” … Continue Reading »