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Book Review: Shakespeare: A Complete Introduction

Shakespeare:  A Complete Introduction, by Michael Scott This book has a lot of information about Shakespeare in it, but that which would be useful or enjoyable to most readers only takes up part of the book.  This is a book … Continue reading

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In Laudem Criticis

It can be tough to be a critic.  Publishers and authors alike appreciate positive reviews but do not often deserve them, and writing adverse reviews can lead to a great deal of hostility, including attempts by writers to enlist bullying … Continue reading

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She’s A Beauty And The Difficulties Of Satire

From time to time I ponder the difficulties of satire in the contemporary era [1].  It is worth remembering, though, that every age has presented its own barriers to satire, both in understanding that something is satirical at the time, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Exploring C.S. Lewis’ Chronicles Of Narnia

Exploring C.S. Lewis’ Chronicles Of Narnia, by Kirk H. Beetz If you are looking for a textbook, fit for older high school or even early college students, that puts C.S. Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia in a historical and literary perspective, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Worlds Of Narnia

Worlds Of Narnia:  A Treasury Of Myths, Legends, And Fascinating Facts, by David Colbert On the front cover of this book there is a disclaimer statement that this particular book was not authorized or approved by C.S. Lewis’ estate or … Continue reading

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Book Review: Old Testament Parallels

Old Testament Parallels:  Laws And Stories From The Ancient Near East, by Victor H. Matthews and Don C. Benjamin Anyone who has both scholarly interests and an abiding respect and honor for the scriptures is used to the claims that … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Treason Of Isengard

The Treason Of Isengard (The History Of The Lord Of the Rings:  Part Two), by J.R.R. Tolkien It is remarkable just how little of this book has to do with the Treason of Isengard.  Although I am very familiar with … Continue reading

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How To Contend With The Devil:  Lessons From Jude :9

How does one win an argument with the devil?  We have previously seen in face to face interactions that God and Jesus Christ were able to defeat Satan without any great difficulty.  Nevertheless, we ought to be aware of our … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Complete Idiot’s Guide To The World Of Narnia

The Complete Idiot’s Guide To The World Of Narnia, by James S. Bell Jr. and Cheryl Dunlop For the record, my favorite book of the Chronicles of Narnia is A Horse And His Boy [1], a book that has always … Continue reading

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On The Misuses Of Duality And Allegory In Biblical Interpretation

One of the people I follow on Academia.org regularly writes and self-publishes papers that seek to argue that X personage in the Bible really referred to some other person Y who shared some sort of qualities with him.  And so … Continue reading

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