Posts tagged "scott korb"

Normal predicaments of human divinity

Ann Neumann: Haaretz interviews Revealer contributing editor Scott Korb about his new book, “Life in Year One: What the World was Like in First-Century Palestine” and the challenges of writing history, particularly a history that has divine significance for so many. His objective, Korb says, was to do for Jesus’ contemporaries what Agee did in...

All That I Have Is Yours

The scars of a Christian inheritance. (An excerpt from an essay in the December, 2005 issue of Harper’s, by Revealer books editor Scott Korb.) It was a cool, overcast Wednesday in the spring. I had left work by midafternoon and stood under the awning at my office with the smokers, out of the drizzling rain,...

Trust vs. Love: A Study of Faith-Based Initiatives

19 June 2005 Saving America? Faith-Based Services and the Future of Civil Society / By Robert Wuthnow reviewed by Scott Korb Robert Wuthnow, a sociologist at Princeton’s Center for Religious Studies, believes very strongly that, when it comes to faith-based services in this country, journalists and policy makers just don’t get it. His new book, Saving America? Faith-Based...

Randall Sullivan’s The Miracle Detective: An Investigation of Holy Visions

Reviewed by Scott Korb It’s become fairly commonplace among Christians and writers concerned with Christian mysteries to maintain that God has quite a sense of humor. In fact, Stephen Prothero concludes his chronicle of cherished images of Jesus in the United States, American Jesus(2004), with a figure of Jesus that has been gaining currency in America...

What God Gap? Part 2

A Catholic Skips Mass for Communion in the Streets By Scott M. Korb I skipped Mass again last Sunday. While I imagined newly-landed RNC delegates from across the country donning their top-notch Sunday-go-to-meeting outfits to keep their Sabbath holy in the city’s churches, we met on the corner of 15th Street and 8th Avenue as...

Real Live Preacher

Scott M. Korb reviews a blog of freaky belief that’s more-and-more common. He fancies himself something of a freak, a “Real Live Preacher” on display through a peephole on the midway of the Internet. And somehow he’s both the Coney Island barker and the sideshow oddity. But what’s so odd? Real Live Preacher is the online ministry of an unidentified, unassuming-looking...