Wednesday digest

September 25, 2013

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New today from the Century:

    • Beth Felker Jones on the demise of the Purple Pie Man: "My school-aged self was intrigued by the Purple Pie Man. Since then, kids' TV has spun off in two directions: more violence for boys, threatless universes for girls."
    • Greg Carey reviews Geza Vermes, who "provides a compelling sketch of the charismatic trajectory in ancient Judaism and locates Jesus within that pattern." (subscription required)

 

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