Mysteria Misc. Maxima: September 27th, 2013

Mysteria Misc. Maxima is a weekly feature which brings together links on religion and esotericism from around the internet. Can  Mormonism bridge the divide between Christianity and the occult? (OUP via @t3dy) Holy water in Austria is unsafe to drink for people, vampires. (Reuters) German churches are sermonizing the sexy parts of the Bible. (HuffPo) […]

Mysteria Misc. Maxima: September 20th, 2013

Mysteria Misc. Maxima is a weekly feature which brings together links on religion and esotericism from around the internet. Theologians just can’t quit Pope Benedict. (Reuters) But like a honey badger, Pope Francis don’t care because—Bam!—he has the keys to the Popemobile, so suck on that. (Reuters) Need an excuse to get out of that […]

Mysteria Misc. Maxima: September 13th, 2013

Mysteria Misc. Maxima is a weekly feature which brings together links on religion and esotericism from around the internet. Happy birthday, Ganesh! (HuffPo) India fights domestic assaults with a campaign of abused goddesses. (Buzzfeed) What’s religion have to do with the conflict in Syria? (BBC) Why not shake up your high holy days with some […]

Mysteria Misc. Maxima: September 6th, 2013

Mysteria Misc. Maxima is a weekly feature which brings together links on religion and esotericism from around the internet. Evangelicals think the crisis in Syria means the end times are totally coming. (Time) Churches find their biggest adversary isn’t the devil, it’s the internet. (Salt Lake Gazette via @SheldonKent) Do religious texts make people more […]

York Christian Apocrypha Symposium: Forbidden Texts on the Western Frontier

Forbidden biblical texts, despite their off-limit status, have quite the following. In fact, scholars have been dissecting the Christian apocrypha for decades, grappling with their meaning both for the historical formation of Christianity, as well as what they say about early Christian beliefs. York University hosts a conference on these outlaw books at the end […]