Category Archives: Christianity

Behind the Ivory Curtain: Working on the York Christian Apocrypha Symposium

Apocrypha scholars strike a pose for  the camera. UPDATE: Other participants have posted their observations on the symposium… The 2013 York Christian Apocrypha Symposium in Retrospect: Part One, Part Two, Part Three Tony Burke, Apocryphicity Reflections on the 2nd York … Continue reading

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Mysteria Misc. Maxima: October 4th, 2013

Mysteria Misc. Maxima is a weekly feature which brings together links on religion and esotericism from around the internet. Stonehenge is getting a visitor’s centre. It will include a museum and several fire extinguishers. (BBC) People can’t get enough of … Continue reading

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Mysteria Misc. Maxima: September 27th, 2013

Mysteria Misc. Maxima is a weekly feature which brings together links on religion and esotericism from around the internet. Can  Mormonism bridge the divide between Christianity and the occult? (OUP via @t3dy) Holy water in Austria is unsafe to drink … Continue reading

Posted in Academic, Christianity, Culture, Feminist Theory, Funny, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, M.M.M., Magic, mysticism, NRMs, Occult, Wicca/Pagan | 2 Comments

Afterlives of the Apocrypha

What: “The Afterlives of Christian Apocrypha” (Lecture by Annette Yoshiko Reed) Where: Vanier College, York University When: Friday, September 27th, 2013 Time: 8:00 – 9:30pm Cost: Free Website: York Christian Apocrypha Symposium Many of you already know about the Forbidden … Continue reading

Posted in Academic, Christianity, Gnosticism, mysticism

Mysteria Misc. Maxima: September 20th, 2013

Mysteria Misc. Maxima is a weekly feature which brings together links on religion and esotericism from around the internet. Theologians just can’t quit Pope Benedict. (Reuters) But like a honey badger, Pope Francis don’t care because—Bam!—he has the keys to … Continue reading

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Mysteria Misc. Maxima: September 13th, 2013

Mysteria Misc. Maxima is a weekly feature which brings together links on religion and esotericism from around the internet. Happy birthday, Ganesh! (HuffPo) India fights domestic assaults with a campaign of abused goddesses. (Buzzfeed) What’s religion have to do with … Continue reading

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Mysteria Misc. Maxima: September 6th, 2013

Mysteria Misc. Maxima is a weekly feature which brings together links on religion and esotericism from around the internet. Evangelicals think the crisis in Syria means the end times are totally coming. (Time) Churches find their biggest adversary isn’t the … Continue reading

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