Monthly Archives: November 2012

The Place of Authority 3-2:Byzantium, Triangles and the Quest for Stasis

One of the things I’ve been doing as I took an extended break from my more historical work on the place of authority within society and religion was to do some broader thinking about where this all might be heading … Continue reading

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The Ballad of Ruth

The Ballad of Ruth[i] There was no bread in the house of bread[ii] and so from the house of bread the breadless fled To Moab went Elimelech and Naomi[iii] the sweet with two sons, departing hungry yet full Foreigners in … Continue reading

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Goodnight (Promised) Moon

On the great big tube There were blue states And red ones too And a picture of…. A politician who had promised the moon And there were three derrieres sitting on chairs And a donkey in blue and a red … Continue reading

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