Philosophy Reviews Theology

Review – Reverent Irreverence (Amit Gvaryahu)

Pious Irreverence: Confronting God in Rabbinic Judaism. Weiss, Dov.  Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2017.  ISBN 9780812293050. Hardcover, ebook. ix+291 pages. Pious Irreverence opens with a quote from America’s favorite fictional president, Josiah Bartlet of The West Wing. After the funeral of his friend and personal secretary, Dolores Landingham, Bartlet asks for some time alone […]

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Review – Hear No Evil, See No Evil, Speak No Evil: Negative Reactions to the Jewish Pre- and Post-Holocaust (Madison Tarleton)

Antisemitism Before and Since the Holocaust: Altered Contexts and Recent Perspectives.  Basingstoke United Kingdom: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. Hardcover, Paperback, E-book, ix + 406 pages. Anthony McElligott and Jeffrey Herf’s edited collection Antisemitism Before and Since the Holocaust grew out of an idea born at the conference on Antisemitism and Holocaust Denial held by the Holocaust […]

Critical Theory Reviews

Review – French Perceptions of Muslim Sexuality (Trevor Wolff)

Mack, Mehammed Amadeus. Sexagon: Muslims, France, and the Sexualization of National Culture. New York City NY: Fordham University Press, 2017. ISBN-10: 0823274616. Hardcover, Paperback, E-book.   The title of Mehammed Amadeus Mack’s latest book Sexagon: Muslims, France, and the Sexualization of National Culture is a wordplay within a wordplay, referencing French slang for the country […]

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Review – Power After Biopower, Or The Colonizing Of Perception (Adam Loch)

Massumi, Brian.  Ontopower: War, Powers, and the State of Perception.  Durham NC: Duke University Press, 2015.  Hardcover, Paperback, E-book, ix + 320 pages. A veritable articulation of power after (and operating alongside) Foucault’s biopower, Ontopower: War, Powers, and the State of Perception offers a framework and conceptual tools for navigating the post-9/11 reality of the “war […]

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Review – The Evangelicals: The Struggle to Shape America (Rebekah Gordon)

Fitzgerald, Francis. The Evangelicals: The Struggle to Shape America. New York City, New York: Simon & Schuster, 2017. ISBN-10: 1439131333. Hardcover. 637 pages. In her book The Evangelicals: The Struggle to Shape America, historian and Pulitzer Prize winner Francis Fitzgerald provides a comprehensive history of white evangelical movements in America for the express purpose of […]