Religion and Politics

@MarginaliaROB – Syria under Assad: A Heritage in Peril

T. Michael Law is a visionary when it comes to what the scholarly community can do to change reception, perception, and interception. This event today is just another benefit of M-ROB.


This is why @MarginaliaROB will win over #RBL



David Lincicum on why he joined @MarginaliaROB

Like most early career academics, I feel acutely the various pressures of entering the guild: the need to conduct research that is innovative and significant, but also publishable sooner rather than later; teaching requirements that entail moving beyond a primary field of specialization; administrative responsibilities that involve stretching one’s normal skill-set; and the ever elusive search for balance between personal life and university vocation. via The Bible and Interpretation – Why I Joined Marginalia. Read, then like Marginalia on Facebook.


The Marginalia Review of Books is now Live – First Reviews Posted

Guess what? Start your morning off right, yes sirree… Aaron Rosen on Art and Belief, by Ruth Illman Mark Edwards on Christian Beginnings, by Geza Vermes Nathan Abrams on Hollywood’s Chosen People, Edited by Bernardi, Pomerance, and Tirosh-Samuelson Christopher M. Hays on Peter Singer and Christian Ethics, by Charles Camosy Charles Halton on A Reader of Ancient Near Eastern Texts, by Michael Coogan Peter Williams on the Nestle-Aland, Novum Testamentum Graece Robert Boenig on Reading Medieval Anchoritism, by Mari Hughes-Edwards


For Immediate Release to Bloggers and Publishers: The Marginalia Review

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Marginalia Review of Books Contact: Timothy Michael Law (Publisher and Editor-in-Chief) Phone: +49-151-504-70298 (Germany) Email: Twitter: @MarginaliaROB Facebook ID: themarginaliareview The Marginalia Review of Books (, a new international publication in the disciplines along the nexus of history, theology and religion, launches Tuesday, January 29. Marginalia aims to correct what its Publisher and Editor-in-Chief believes to be a downward spiral. “We want to rehabilitate the ailing book review,” said Timothy Michael Law, currently an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow in the Georg-August Universität, Göttingen (Germany). “We are hoping to create a new standard that puts


If The Marginalia Review ever does this, I’m done…

This volume discusses problems related to the vocabulary of the Septuagint, the Greek translation of the Hebrew Scriptures. The background of the words in Greek literature, their use in the translation, and their later reception in Jewish and Christian writings, including the New Testament, are studied on the basis of concrete examples. The discussion shows how religion and theology can affect the meaning and usage of words and how, conversely, the use of specific words can have an impact on the understanding and interpretation of Scripture. The contributors are Jan Joosten, Christoph Kugelmeier, Kyriakoula Papademetriou, Michaël N. van der


Coming Soon – The Marginalia Review (29 Jan)

Marginalia ( is an international review of academic literature from a range of disciplines along the nexus of history, theology and religion, providing timely, open-access reviews of the highest scholarly calibre. We hope to raise the standard of the academic book review, publishing only the most incisive and thoughtful reviews. Reviewers should expect their reviews in Marginalia to be easily discoverable by Google and other search engines, and so to have more visibility and accessibility than in some traditional print-based journals.  We encourage reviewers to give careful thought not only to the content but also to the presentation of