Monthly Archives: October 2014

Mercadante-types of nonreligious spirituality

I am reading further into Linda Mercadante’s Belief without Borders. I am having a little trouble summarizing because she uses a lot of anecdotes. This makes the book more interesting, but I can not do too much with them in … Continue reading

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The other Philistines

I need to revisit the topic of the Philistines in the 11th century B.C.E. In last month’s reading project I talked about Avraham Faust’s understanding that early Iron Age Israel developed its ethnic consciousness over against the culture of the … Continue reading

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Mercadante-setting the stage

I have begun a new reading project. It is Linda Mercadante’s  Belief without Borders about people who claim to be spiritual but not religious. Mercadante surveys the glory days of Mainstream Protestantism and religious America in the 1950s only to … Continue reading

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Mercadante: Spiritual but not Religious

The stereotype of bloggers is that we do it in our pajamas. That usually isn’t true of me. But as I am recovering from surgery and any kind of tighter waist band bothers my incision, I have succumbed to the … Continue reading

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