Why Are We Running Out of Time? A Business History Perspective on the Environmental Crisis

This special issue in Business History Review on Business and the Environment seeks to promote new approaches in business history designed to explore of the role of business in both creating and addressing the mounting environmental crisis that has become apparent over the last half century.


Ricoeur on Truth in Religious Discourse: A Reclamation

Check out Patrick J. Casey’s article ‘Ricoeur on Truth in Religious Discourse: A Reclamation’ in in Horizons’  latest publication, Volume 46, Issue 1 In this paper I take preliminary steps in exploring the philosophical underpinnings of interreligious learning.…


Malthus, 19th Century Socialism and Marx

In his Historical Journal article Gareth Stedman Jones argues that the need to answer Malthus led to the most profound recasting of 19th century radical thought, conjoining science and Enlightenment with a radical, and eventually revolutionary social movement.


Blessing of the Oil of Catechumens

Blessing of the Oil of Catechumens. The text of this prayer is, in the words of Anthony Ward, “substantially a new and largely free composition.”[1] Previous renditions of the blessing of the oil of catechumens included rites of exorcism and adulation, but these “ha[ve] been done away with by the new rite.”[2] As with the oil of the sick, this blessing speaks to the import of the oil before it has been blessed.…


The 1860 Japanese Embassy and the Antebellum African American Press

What did samurai and African Americans in 1860 have in common? Quite a lot, according to the Weekly Anglo-African, Douglass’ Monthly, and other African American and abolitionist publications.


A new approach to digital heritage and archaeology

We’ve entered a golden age in which digital methods and computational approaches have opened exciting new avenues for research, management, documentation, preservation, access, and public engagement in archaeology and heritage.…


Theological Interpretation of Scripture and Biblical Criticism: Brevard Childs and Julius Wellhausen

Get free access to Collin Cornell's article “A Sharp Break: Childs, Wellhausen, and Theo-referentiality”, in Harvard Theological Review until 20th June 2019 Brevard Childs and Julius Wellhausen are two of my intellectual heroes. But they do not get along—so to speak.


The motley crews of free and unfree laborers in Atlantic and Indian Ocean port cities (1700 – 1850)

Colonial and post-colonial port cities in the Atlantic and Indian Ocean regions functioned as crucial hubs in the commodity flows that accompanied the emergence and expansion of global capitalism.