Steve A. Wiggins

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I studied religion at Grove City College, Boston University School of Theology, and Edinburgh University, Scotland. I have taught at Nashotah House Episcopal Seminary, Carroll College, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, Rutgers University, and Montclair State University. I have been an editor with Routledge and Gorgias Press, and am currently an academic editor in New York. I write both fiction and non-fiction. All views on Goodreads are my own.

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[image error]When you set out to research a topic, reading is the first step.  These days you can’t possibly keep up with everything that’s written—particularly on the internet with its endless iterations and reiterations, and incipient plagiarism.  Even books often come at you in great numbers, from angles you don’t expect.  Apart from holidays, daily life doesn’t give much time for reading.  So

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Published on July 09, 2020 03:23
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A Reassessment of Asherah

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2007 — 2 editions
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Weathering the Psalms: A Me...

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Steve Wiggins and 253 other people liked Charlotte May's review of Lolita:
Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
"Update: 06/07/2020

Having just finished A Dark Vanessa, a book I rated 5 stars I am even more certain of my hatred of this book.

Any book where the reader is forced to feel empathy for a pedophile just doesn’t do it for me. You can call me narrow mind" Read more of this review »
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The Definitive H.P. Lovecraft by H.P. Lovecraft
"Down and Out in Lovecraft & Borges

At some point (but not today) I intend to do a review of Borges and Lovecroft together. Not to say anything important but merely to understand how they depend on one another.

I think it is clear that Borges borrowed " Read more of this review »
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Rod Serling’s Triple W by Rod Serling
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As I mention elsewhere, Sects and Violence in the Ancient World, I grew up watching The Twilight Zone. Rod Serling was kind of a father figure to me, and he was never afraid of the spooky stories he introduced. Rod Serling’s Triple W: Witches, Warloc ...more
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Reading the Bible with Horror by Brandon R. Grafius
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My forthcoming book, Nightmares with the Bible will be in the series Horror and Scripture. Reading the Bible with Horror, by Brandon R. Grafius, is the first book in that seri
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The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
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As I admit elsewhere (Sects and Violence in the Ancient World), I have to admit that I’ve never read Hemingway before. At more than half-a-century’s age, this is embarrassing to admit. Part of me says it’s a fool’s errand to try to review a book, alb ...more
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Tornado God by Peter J Thuesen
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Having written a book on “Meteorotheology” myself, I was anxious to read Peter J. Thuesen’s Tornado God: American Religion and Violent Weather. There has been, as Thuesen clearly shows, a very long connection between bad weather and Christianity. The ...more
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Tornado God by Peter J Thuesen
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Having written a book on “Meteorotheology” myself, I was anxious to read Peter J. Thuesen’s Tornado God: American Religion and Violent Weather. There has been, as Thuesen clearly shows, a very long connection between bad weather and Christianity. The ...more
Steve Wiggins made a comment on his review of The Plague
The Plague by Albert Camus
" Morgan wrote: "Excellent review.
Some of it sounds like it could be referring to covid-19 today.
To quote your review "Somehow during a plague the ric
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More of Steve's books…
“Technology has outstripped reality.”
Steve A. Wiggins

“As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.”
H.L. Mencken, On Politics: A Carnival of Buncombe

“A writer is someone who has taught his mind to misbehave.”
Oscar Wilde

“The Ethiops say that their gods are flat-nosed and black,
While the Thracians say that theirs have blue eyes and red hair.
Yet if cattle or horses or lions had hands and could draw,
And could sculpt like men, then the horses would draw their gods
Like horses, and cattle like cattle; and each they would shape
Bodies of gods in the likeness, each kind, of their own.”
Xenophanes

“Myth embodies the nearest approach to absolute truth that can be stated in words.”
Ananda Coomaraswamy

“I was working on the proof of one of my poems all the morning, and took out a comma. In the afternoon I put it back again.”
Oscar Wilde




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Majenta Hi, Steve! Thanks for contacting me. Congratulations on your books. Have a good weekend.

Best wishes from Majenta


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