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Book review by Perkins

Professor of Theology Pheme Perkins takes a timely look at The World’s Oldest Church: Bible, Art, and Ritual at Dura-Europos, Syria by Michael Peppard in a review for America magazine. Peppard’s text offers a┬áhistorical and theological reassessment of art and … Continue reading

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The outlook for religious pluralism in Syria

Veteran journalist Charles Glass will present “The Outlook for Religious Pluralism in Syria” on Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. in the Heights Room of Corcoran Commons. The Syrian civil war has claimed in excess of 200,000 lives, with an estimated … Continue reading

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A barber in Damascus

Boston College Associate Professor of History Dana Sajdi was recently interviewed by Elliot Brandow of BC Libraries about her book,┬áThe Barber of Damascus: Nouveau Literacy in the Eighteenth-Century Ottoman Levant (Stanford University Press, 2013). In the interview, Sajdi talks about … Continue reading

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