HT: John Fea’s blog:
My interview with a scholar of James Madison offers some help:
Our friend, Jon Hinkson, does a wonderful job of explaining Yale’s rich, Christian heritage. Here is a sample:
I have a keen interest in Ralph Waldo Emerson and those in his orbit, so it was natural to pick this book up. I read it on a recent trip. It is better than I imagined. Wonderfully written and peppered throughout with fascinating details about Concord, Massachusetts during the 1840s.
If you have any interest in Emerson, Thoreau, Alcott, et al. this is a terrific read.
My interview that just posted today:
“On display now at the Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C., is a special exhibit centered on a rare Bible from the 1800s that was used by British missionaries to convert and educate slaves.
What’s notable about this Bible is not just its rarity, but its content, or rather the lack of content. It excludes any portion of text that might inspire rebellion or liberation.”
HT: JOHN FEA
Regardless of whether you agree with Ben Sasse’s politics, you will benefit from his terrific book, The Vanishing American Adult. Sasse’s book is well-written and contains a wonderfully informed, yet accessible treatment of history. Senator Sasse is a highly educated man with a PhD in history from Yale.
By the way, some of the negative Amazon reviews make me wonder if those folks read the book very carefully…