Archive for April, 2012

By Elaine Pagels Published by Vintage Books ed edition (September 19, 1989) Click to Buy this Book! In The Gnostic Gospels, Elaine Pagels described the finding of the Gnostic Gospels in a cave in Upper Egypt in December, 1945, and how these documents shed an entirely new light on early Christianity. She also told how […]

Sunday, April 29th, 2012 at 00:01 | 2 comments
Categories: Religion, Reviews

By Richard Baum and William Sheehan. Plenum Publishing Corporation, New York, 1997 Click to Buy this Book!   On the back flap of the jacket cover, the publisher summarizes this book as one that “will hold you spellbound from beginning to end. An irresistible tale of human eccentricity … destined to become a classic.” Authors […]

Thursday, April 19th, 2012 at 00:01 | 0 comments
Categories: Reviews, Science

by Elaine Pagels Published by Vintage; 1st Vintage Books Edition, Sept. 1989 edition (September 19, 1989) Click to Buy this book!   In December 1945 an Arab peasant was digging around a massive boulder in Nag Hammadi, Upper Egypt looking for sabakh, a soil for fertilizing crops, when he found an large earthen jar almost […]

Monday, April 9th, 2012 at 00:01 | 8 comments
Categories: Religion, Reviews

by Saul Bellow Published by Penguin Books; First Printing edition (April 26, 2001) Click to Buy this Book!   I don’t think that “Ravelstein” is really about Ravelstein — whoever he’s supposed to be in real life, some say Alan Bloom, but this doesn’t interest me much. The real antagonist of “Ravelstein” is Chick, Ravelstein’s […]

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012 at 00:01 | 0 comments
Categories: Biography, Reviews
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