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Peter Berger
Religion & Other Curiosities
September 26, 2012

An Instruction Manual for the Radical Transformation of Identity

In the October 2012 issue of First Things there is an article by Stanton Jones and Mark Yarhouse, respectively on the faculties of Wheaton College and Regent University (two banner institutions in the vanguard of the Evangelical intellectual resurgence). The article deals with a curious event in the world of “reparative therapy”, which seeks to […]

September 19, 2012

The Other Face of Gaia

I have not written any satire for this blog so far. Perhaps it is time to make up for this. A witty reader of the blog reminded me of a satire I wrote quite a few years ago and, frankly, had forgotten. I re-read it. It seems to me that it is still quite relevant. […]

September 12, 2012

The Politics of Language

My attention was riveted by a story in The Jerusalem Report of September 10, 2012, because it dealt with a topic that has fascinated me since my childhood (for a reason I will briefly mention momentarily). The story reports on a move to revive the Aramaic language in a Christian Arab village in Israel. Aramaic, […]

September 5, 2012


It has been pointed out to me that the last three posts on this blog were overly didactic, as if I were giving classroom lectures. Contrary to my earlier statement that I disclaim any pretension to being a Renaissance man, I may give the impression of pretending just that by holding forth consecutively on Catholicism, […]

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