Augustine’s “Confessions,” a new translation by Sarah Ruden (Modern Library, 2017)
Sarah Ruden holds a Ph.D. in Classical Philology from Harvard University and an M.A. from the Johns Hopkins Writing Seminars. She has taught Latin, English, and writing at Harvard, Yale, and the University of Cape Town and has been a… Read More
David Mitchell, “The Song of Ascents: Psalms 120 to 134 in the Worship of Jerusalem’s Temples” (Campbell Publications, 2015)
Psalms 120-134, designated the “Songs of Ascents,” form their own distinct collection within the Psalter. Who wrote these psalms and for what occasion? David Mitchell, a biblical scholar, musicologist, and Hebraist, is here to answer these questions. His book, The Read More
Sarah Ruden, “The Face of Water: A Translator on Beauty and Meaning in the Bible” (Pantheon, 2017)
On this program, we talk to Sarah Ruden about her new book, The Face of Water: A Translator on Beauty and Meaning in the Bible (Pantheon, 2017). Novelist J. M. Coetzee praised the book, saying, “If you seriously want to… Read More
David Bryan and David Pao, eds, “Ascent into Heaven in Luke – Acts” (Fortress Press, 2016)
The ascension of Christ is a fundamental doctrine of Christianity, and yet Luke’s two-volume work contains the only narrative depictions of Jesus’ ascent into heaven in the New Testament–all the more reason to take a closer look at these ascension… Read More
Rhiannon Graybill, “Are We Not Men? Unstable Masculinity in the Hebrew Prophets” (Oxford UP, 2016)
Rhiannon Graybill‘s Are We Not Men? Unstable Masculinity in the Hebrew Prophets (Oxford University Press, 2016) offers an innovative approach to gender and embodiment in the Hebrew Bible, revealing the male body as a source of persistent difficulty for… Read More
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