Ecce Homo: Jesus & Pilate in the History of Secularity (Emory University)

Julia Kristeva says that "the 'genius of Christianity' has introduced radical innovations … we have not done taking the measure of." I try to take the measure of 'secularity' in a new essay for Emory University's Center for the Study of Law and Religion on my Hurst & Oxford book, The Innocence of Pontius Pilate.… Continue reading Ecce Homo: Jesus & Pilate in the History of Secularity (Emory University)

“Veins are like roots”: Nemesius of Emesa on Human Nature

1,350 years before La Mettrie wrote his materialist L'Homme plante (Man a Plant), Nemesius reminded us that we're part plant: "The veins are like roots of the liver that draw the food from the stomach, as the roots of plants draw it from the earth..." For more on this: Nemesius of Emesa on Human Nature… Continue reading “Veins are like roots”: Nemesius of Emesa on Human Nature