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Biblical Criticism

A Broken Heart And A Man Named Daniel

Alisha L. Gordon | Posted 06.09.2013 | Religion
Alisha L. Gordon

All of his heroic stories shaped who I am. I never questioned whether or not the miraculous things that occurred in the book of Daniel were really legit. Today, I found out that they were not and sat with my mouth agape and my heart tormented.

Dreaming Zion: A Liberal Religious Meditation On Passover

James Ishmael Ford | Posted 05.29.2013 | Religion
James Ishmael Ford

This dream manifests as a spiritual center, this place, this community, where we can look deep into our hearts, and from which, renewed and inspired, we can act in this world with more skill and grace than would otherwise be possible.

Myths Of Moses

Jacob L. Wright | Posted 05.28.2013 | Religion
Jacob L. Wright

From antiquity to modernity, from East to West, this biblical figure has inspired an array of fantastic legends. And he continues to exercise our collective imagination. Yet, who was Moses and where did he come from?

Obedient Slaves, Silent Women And Understanding Biblical Literalism

Bruce Reyes-Chow | Posted 08.10.2012 | Religion
Bruce Reyes-Chow

Heaven knows that I am no biblical scholar. I am a pastor with a seminary education. That said, I do not believe we get to that Truth by interpreting Scripture literally.

The Radical Shift In Meaning Of Biblical 'Glory'

Roger Isaacs | Posted 07.22.2011 | Religion
Roger Isaacs

While glory can indeed indicate praise, a close study of its use in the Old Testament reveals an altogether different meaning, one that conveys the original understanding of its form and function.

Why You Don't Understand The Bible

Rabbi Adam Jacobs | Posted 08.21.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Adam Jacobs

The oral tradition that crystallized into the Talmud, the Midrashim and the Kabbalah is the only tool available to successfully decode the massive amount of legal, ethical and spiritual information embedded in the text.

What Kind Of Book Is The Bible?

David Lose | Posted 06.08.2011 | Religion
David Lose

What we say about the Bible inevitably says something about us -- about what we believe or don't believe, and about the place faith holds or doesn't hold in our lives.

The Christian Right In Context: Building A Christian America

Richard T. Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Richard T. Hughes

The Second Great Awakening and the Fundamentalist Movement sought to transform the United States into a distinctly Christian nation and, in that way, paved the way for the Christian Right of our own time.

Conservative Edit of Bible Follows Time Honored Precedents

Valerie Tarico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Valerie Tarico

When conservatives squawk about the Bible having been twisted along the way by political bias, our first response should be -- they're right.