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Reading the Old Testament by Lawrence Boadt
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Empire of Sin by Gary Krist
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The Black Seminole Legacy and North American Politics by Bruce Edward Twyman
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I found the subject matter to be interesting, and the book appeared to be well-researched in terms of primary sources. However, the organization and writing were both very poor. It was hard to follow the events being documented, and the author rarely...more
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The Shadow of God and the Hidden Imam by Said Amir Arjomand
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This was dense but definitely worth the effort. Arjomand stays on track theoretically but also offers a helpful overview of Iranian history along the way. Sometimes he makes apparent value judgments in a way that I found jarring, and it's not really...more
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The Messianic Idea in Judaism by Gershom Scholem
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Erasmus and the Age of Reformation by Johan Huizinga
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I believe the original title was simply Erasmus of Rotterdam, which gives a better sense of the contents. This is a straightforward biography without much historical context. To me that's a shame; I would have loved to have a book that functioned as...more
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