Biblical Illiteracy and the Modern Reader

Teaching Katherine Anne Porter’s “The Jilting of Granny Weatherall” to Biblically illiterate college students reminded me of the great extent to which Western literature assumes familiarity with the Bible. Continue readingBiblical Illiteracy and the Modern Reader

Now Reading: Life, Death, and the End of the World as We Know It

What have I been reading lately? Light stuff — mysteries, histories, and the impending collapse of Western civilization.Continue readingNow Reading: Life, Death, and the End of the World as We Know It