A few things online that caught my attention this week:
Stephen Prothero takes an eSabbath.
Beth Pardoe on being a woman in the academy.
A critique of big academic history conferences.
Thomas Kidd reviews Barbara Clark Smith, The Freedoms We Lost: Consent and Resistance in Revolutionary America.
The National Museum of American Jewish History.
Thomas Kidd on God of Liberty. Here and here.
A new take on the Gettysburg Address.
A response to Joseph Moore’s “The Tea Party and the Constitution.“
American religious history at the American Academy of Religion.
Michael Ruse on William Dembski and Noah’s flood.
The corporatization of academic libraries.
A new website on writing history.
Public history at the Paul Revere House in Boston.
Choosing a graduate program in theology.
Michael McConnell reviews Pauline Maier, Ratification: The People Debate the Constitution
Elaine Margolin reviews Joseph Ellis, First Family: Abigail and John Adams.
Bill McKibben on National Public Radio.
David Blight reviews Eric Foner, The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery.
More on the Virginia textbook that claims blacks fought for the Confederacy.
Can academic value be measured in dollars and cents?
Tom Van Dyke says
Thx for the link, John.
It's probably how the American Creation blog works, but not one of the [very] many responses said anything about the “Tea Party” part atall, which was most of it, the politics.
Everybody was far more fascinated with his perspective, of an American Jew living in Israel talking about the Protestant/Calvinist roots of the American Founding.
The fact is, Israel was “founded” as a secular state, and now wants to call itself a “Jewish” state. The irony abounds.
I'm not being sarcastic here. The rubber is meeting the road. This is great stuff, and you yourself are sorting through it, Michael. Living it.
As are we back in the US. We're a secular nation. We're a “Christian” nation. We're a “Judeo-Christian” nation. What the hell are we? That's what we're asking…
The discussion continues, all are invited.
Thx, John, as always. Your blog continues to nourish, by asking all the right questions.