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Reaching Across the Aisle

The Acts of Simon Magus in the First Century AD: A Search in Secret Egypt, by Glendenning Cram – I read a review copy of this after the author commented on my blog post on Simon Magus, and announced that … Continue reading

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Back to the Beginning

It seems to be a pretty common assumption among the religious faithful of today that God created the universe. This is by no means a given, however, nor is it the case in some of the better-known pre-Christian mythologies. In … Continue reading

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Rambam-a-Ding-Dong

One theme that constantly arises in theology is whether reason and philosophy conflict with religious belief. There seems to be a significant movement in the United States in favor of willful ignorance, that faith is much more important than facts. … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Clements

After Peter, the list of popes continues on to Linus and Anacletus (sometimes just called Cletus), both of whom are nonentities today, and there isn’t any clear proof that they even existed. It’s the supposed fourth pope, Clement, who was … Continue reading

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Philo’s Cabinet

This week’s important personage in the history of religion is someone I can’t recall having learned about prior to reading about him in a book a few months ago, but what I learned about him there made me wonder why … Continue reading

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