The Basics: Literature and Theology Journals and Indexes

March 11, 2010

This is the first post in a new series titled The Basics.  The Basics is going to explore the basics of working in the interdisciplinary field of Literature and Theology. It will simultaneously provide sources from Literature and Religion, the Bible and Literature, and resources for exploring issues and themes of faith in literature, pop […]

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Arts & Faith presents their Top 100 Films

March 3, 2010

  Image, a journal of literature and the arts, has put together their 2010 Arts & Faith Top 100 Films list. I strongly encourage you to take a look. Arts & Faith describes the list as: showcasing top films and directors from around the world and spanning cinematic history from silent movies (F.W. Murnau’s Sunrise, […]

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Living amongst Martyrs

February 28, 2010

The law says pay thy debt.The Gospel says Christ hath paid itThe law says thou art a sinner, despair and thou shalt be damned.The Gospel says thy sins are forgiven thee, be of good comfort, thou shalt be saved.The law says make amends for thy sin.The Gospel says Christ hath made it for thee,The law […]

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Observing Lent

February 17, 2010

Today is Ash Wednesday. I grew up observing Lent. Pancakes on Shrove Tuesday. Ashes on your forehead from the palms that had burned on the previous palm sunday. The School canteen served only fish. You gave up things you liked alot. But when I stopped going to a Catholic Church and started attending an Evangelical […]

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When western liberals claim the moral high ground; or the difference a piece of material makes

February 6, 2010

After a long day of research sometimes I feel so mentally exhausted I don’t really want to read anything. I just want to curl up with a glass of rioja and laugh with friends. The seriousness of the topics I am about to discuss serves only to highlight the irony of the grandstanding about the […]

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A Series on How to Get Accepted to a Theology/Religion PhD Program

November 17, 2009

John over at Vita Brevis has written a series of posts on How to Get Accepted to a Theology/Religion PhD Program I don’t agree with all of his thoughts but he does offer some helpful insights and would be a good starting point for those going through the application process for Theology/Religion PhD programs.

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Guest Post: Rose Bexar on “Standing on the Promises,” Sitting on the Premises Dr. Rose Bexar

November 13, 2009

Once again, I hand over the post to Dr. Rose Bexar and the 6th and final part of her series “On Listening Critically.” Other parts can be read at their original posts:Part 1: Taking Stock of a New Fandom, Part 2: Animals are for Eating, and Other Timeless TruthsPart 3: Listen to the BandPart 4: […]

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On Theology and Literature…

November 9, 2009

Theology is of Ultimate and Irreducible Importance – David Jasper If words are not THINGS, they are LIVING POWERS, by which the things of  most importance to mankind are actuated, combined, and humanized – S.T. Coleridge The (inter)disciplines of literature and religion and literature and theology operate in the margins of the single disciplines. Like […]

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Quote of the Week: Faith In What?

November 1, 2009

I do not recall another period when “faith” was as popular as it is today. If only we believe hard enough we’ll make it somehow. So goes the popular chant. What you believe is not important. Only believe…What is overlooked in all this is that faith is good only when it engages truth; when it […]

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Goannatree’s Purpose

September 3, 2009

I thought it time to get back to basics with a fundamental post on the basic premises of this blog. My stated aim, as seen over there on the sidebar at right is that this blog is about: Examining faith, the Bible, and theology,in the context of literature,popular culture and current affairs. I should note […]

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