Table of Contents


Learning Bible Today: From Creation to the Conquest of Canaan

by Michael J. Prival

Explaining the Bible from a modern historical perspective


Who Is This Stranger We Are Supposed to Love?

by Michael J. Prival

An analysis of the Biblical commandment based on biblical and rabbinic texts


Surprise!  This is World Peace

The Better Angels of our Nature: Why Violence has Declined

by Steven Pinker

book reviewed by Michael J. Prival


Why Were Two Washington Nationals Named For A Canaanite God?

by Michael J. Prival

Baseball, the Bible, and history


Who wrote the Talmud?  And is it Really as Xenophobic as it Seems?

Jews, Gentiles, and Other Animals: The Talmud After the Humanities

by Mira Beth Wasserman

book reviewed by Michael J. Prival


Evolution and Creationism

by Michael J. Prival

A discussion of the history of Darwin’s ideas, intelligent design,

and the controversies over teaching evolution in public schools in the United States


The Best-selling Theology of Rabbi Harold Kushner:

God as an Afterthought

When Bad Things Happen to Good People and

When All You've Ever Wanted Isn't Enough by Harold S. Kushner

books reviewed by Michael J. Prival


God Gets Religion

 The Evolution of God by Robert Wright

book reviewed by Michael J. Prival


Deconstructing the Bible

 Joseph’s Bones:

Understanding the Struggle Between God and Mankind in the Bible

by Jerome M. Segal

book reviewed by Michael J. Prival