Monthly Archives: November 2015

Mythmaker: Pharisees

By Gavin R (This is the fourth part of a review of Hyam Maccoby’s 1986 book Mythmaker: Paul and the Invention of Christianity.)’Pharisee’ is a byword for bad religion: judgmental, legalistic, conniving, self-righteous, hypocritical, unyielding. That’s because Pharisees are portrayed that way in the gospels. They are Jesus’ nemeses. Funny head-wear, scowls, beards…But …read more

#AARSBL15 Update

By Brian LePort Sunrise over Atlanta

I’ve been “participating” in the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion and Society of Biblical Literature for the last few days (a.k.a., just listening to others read their papers, browsing books, and eating meals with friends). Atlanta has been wonderful. I’ve heard of “southern hospitality” prior …read more