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Changing the Baby

Changelings were once a fairly common part of European folklore, and are still pretty widely known, even if not that many people actually believe in them anymore.  Basically, a changeling was a child that a fairy or troll would leave … Continue reading

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Calvin and the Gypped Monks

We now turn to John Calvin, another member of the elite squadron of Protestant reformers. Okay, to present them as a squadron isn’t really fair, since they didn’t agree on a whole lot (Calvin sided with Zwingli over Luther on … Continue reading

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It Don’t Mean a Thingli If It Ain’t Got That Zwingli

I’ve already written about Martin Luther, and I’m sure I’ll get to John Calvin in due course (quite possibly next week), but today I’m focusing on the Protestant reformer who doesn’t get as much attention, perhaps because his name is … Continue reading

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What Is Up Satan’s Ass?

We all know Martin Luther as the guy who nailed the Ninety-Five Theses to the door of the church in Wittenberg, and the founder of Protestantism. He is known as a thorough Biblical scholar and writer of hymns, and encouraged … Continue reading

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A Book on the People of the Book

Whose Bible Is It?: A History of the Scripture Through the Ages, by Jaroslav Pelikan – This was a good review of the various interpretations of the Bible, first by Jews and then by Christians. The Jewish oral tradition, the … Continue reading

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