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Rejecting the Sacrificial System

Theophrastus asked the other day, A central theme in the New Testament is on Jesus’s sacrifice proper; so what would it mean to reject the sacrificial system? This is still an incomplete and pretty rough&rambly essay in response, but I’m … Continue reading

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Review: The Gospel & The Sacred: Poetics of Violence in Mark

The Gospel and the Sacred by Robert G. Hamerton-Kelly My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars This is mostly a very good book. The introduction to mimetic theory (and its application as a method of biblical interpretation), and the appendix with … Continue reading

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The Fig Tree

I’m reading Robert G. Hamerton-Kelly’s The Gospel and the Sacred: Poetics of Violence in Mark, and am really engaged by some of the ideas he proposes. Here’s one of them. The pericope of the fig tree has puzzled me & … Continue reading

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