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I Have Seen the Sleeping Knights of Jesus

As I mentioned in my review, Alan Garner’s Alderley Edge fantasies incorporate a local legend about sleeping knights. The story has it that a farmer from Mobberley set out to Macclesfield to sell a horse. An old man near the … Continue reading

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The Crudeness of Crusades

The charge often lobbied against Christians by the rest of us is that so many of them are nothing like Jesus. Not that Jesus was perfect (to my mind, anyway), but it’s hard to totally hate a guy who preached … Continue reading

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Franks and Beans

While I’m mainly concentrating on theologians for these Sunday posts (well, they’re USUALLY on Sundays, anyway), I don’t think it would be out of place to discuss Charlemagne, one of the most significant kings in the post-Roman era. While not … Continue reading

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Constantine’s Seal of Approval

One significant development in the spread of Christianity was the adoption of the religion by a Roman Emperor. The Emperor in question was Constantine, son of a general named Constantius who worked his way up to an imperial throne under … Continue reading

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