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Forgiveness: An Alternative Account

Forgiveness: An Alternative Account

Matthew Ichihashi Potts— In the weeks after George Floyd was murdered, when people were marching and protesting in cities across the United States, a video of author and activist Kimberly Jones went… READ MORE

The Prayer of Usama ibn Munqidh

The Prayer of Usama ibn Munqidh

John D. Hosler— It began as a typical visit to Jerusalem for Usama ibn Munqidh. On this trip, which probably took place in 1140, Usama moved easily through the city,… READ MORE

Examining the Secular Age

Examining the Secular Age

Nicholas Wolterstorff— Recently I dipped once again into Charles Taylor’s massive A Secular Age, and one of the themes he develops there led me to reflect on the implications of… READ MORE

How Old is the Hebrew Bible?

How Old is the Hebrew Bible?

Ronald Hendel and Jan Joosten— The age of the Hebrew Bible is a complicated and controversial topic. For traditionalists, the age of a book is the age of its author… READ MORE

Leaving Gracefully

Leaving Gracefully

Mark C. Taylor— Far too many people today have forgotten how to leave, and so stay on, and on, and on until they become a burden to others.  Though leaving… READ MORE

The Monastery and the Microscope

The Monastery and the Microscope

James Doty— Over the past few days, you have heard my colleagues discuss evolution, neuroanatomy, empathy, compassion, affiliative behavior, and the impact of genetics and the environment, as well as… READ MORE

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