Monthly Archives: July 2011

Hedley on Sacrifice

Sacrifice, Transcendence and ‘Making Sacred’ Douglas Hedley (2011). Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement, Volume 68, July 2011 pp 257-268 ABSTRACT Despisers of religion throughout the centuries have poured scorn upon the idea of sacrifice, which they have targeted as an index of the irrational and wicked in religious practice. Lucretius saw the sacrifice of […]

CFP: Reading Conference in Early Modern Studies, 12-14 July 2012

The Reading Early Modern Conference continues to establish itself as the place where early modernists meet each July for stimulation, conversation and debate. As in previous years, proposals of individual papers and panels are invited on research in any aspect of early modern studies relating to Britain, Europe and the wider world. This year, the […]

“Our Hearts Must be Open”

Sermon on Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 for the 4th Sunday after Pentecost, July 10, 2011 at St. George’s Episcopal Church, York Harbor Maine. “Our Hearts Must be Open”

John H. Berthrong among “Top 20 Most Influential Divinity Professors”

The Divining Blog has named my long time advisor John H. Berthrong to it’s list of “Top 20 Most Influential Divinity Professors”. For the full list, see here.

CFP: Conference on Public Forms, Private Lives: Genre and Gender in Early Modern England

Public Forms, Private Lives: Genre and Gender in Early Modern England (NeMLA seminar, Mar 15-18, 2012) deadline Sept 30 Stephanie Pietros / Timothy Zajac / NeMLA contact email: and What happens when the boundaries between the public and the private are blurred? When private rituals are displayed publicly onstage? When texts produced in […]