Tag Archives: textual criticism

Book Review: The Magician’s Book

The Magician’s Book:  A Skeptic’s Adventures In Narnia, by Laura Miller I liked this book better than I feared I would like it but not as much as I would have preferred to like it.  To be sure, I knew … Continue reading

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Book Review: Further Up & Further In

Further Up & Further In:  Understanding C.S. Lewis’ The Lion, The Witch, And The Wardrobe, by Bruce Edwards As far as textual criticism goes, this book is an enjoyable and brief example.  Yet this book, although it is short, presents some … Continue reading

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Book Review: Why Read The Classics?

Why Read The Classics?, by Italo Calvino As is often the case with writers, Italo Calvino was both the writer of classic works as well as a reader and a literary critic of them as well.  These three roles of … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Lost Ten Tribes

The Lost Ten Tribes:  A World History, by Zvi Ben-Dor Benite I got out of this book what I expected.  I did not expect to get much.  As someone who has read widely concerning the travels of the “lost” ten … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 14:34-35: Let [Your] Women Keep Silent: Part One

Last week, my mother sent me the link to a video about Silent Women from a biblical commentator that I had never heard of but whose reasoning about the passage of 1 Corinthians 14:34-35 was sound.  She had received it … Continue reading

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Book Review: Essayists On The Essay

Essayists On The Essay: Montaigne To Our Time, edited by Carl H. Klaus and Ned Stuckey-French As an essayist, I find it somewhat striking that I have long written essays without stopping to think about what other essayists have said … Continue reading

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Essayism: On Form, Feeling, And Nonfiction

On Form, Feeling, And Nonfiction, by Brian Dillon When it comes to reading a book like this, you really have to care what the author has to say, and that was not always the case for me.  To be sure, … Continue reading

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Paul In 1 Corinthians: A Case Study Of The Genre of Responsa

In order to properly interpret the Bible, it is necessary to understand what genre the Bible is operating in.  If we view the Gospels as myths, for example, we will fail to take into account the historical truth they present … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Mind Of Italo Calvino

The Mind Of Italo Calvino:  A Critical Exploration Of His Thought And Writings, by Dani Cavallaro As someone who has just started to appreciate the writings of Italo Calvino, this book was an interesting one, although I must say that … Continue reading

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On The Context Of Detective Novels

I’m a fan of mystery novels, especially historical mystery novels that combine my love of solving mysteries and seeing them solved with my love of historical fiction in general.  Yet as someone who not only reads but also researches and … Continue reading

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