Category Archives: Judaism

Curses as Divine Authenticator: The Wrath of Moses in the Book of Numbers

Much of the Hebrew Bible (aka the Old Testament) is devoted to Moses—who he was, his miraculous deeds, and stories which affirm his leadership in the Israelite community. The Book of Numbers, in particular, highlights this last dimension of Moses’ … Continue reading

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Mysteria Misc. Maxima: October 11th, 2013

Mysteria Misc. Maxima is a weekly feature which brings together links on religion and esotericism from around the internet. The Amish say “no” to Obamacare, electricity, cars, shaving and pretty much everything else. Beards are still alright. (Reuters) This restaurant’s … 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

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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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York Christian Apocrypha Symposium: Forbidden Texts on the Western Frontier

Forbidden biblical texts, despite their off-limit status, have quite the following. In fact, scholars have been dissecting the Christian apocrypha for decades, grappling with their meaning both for the historical formation of Christianity, as well as what they say about … Continue reading

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