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Meanwhile, back at the ranch…

…or, Something to keep you busy over the weekend… …or, The Past Fortnight in the Theoblogosphere. It’s been so, so, so much longer than a fortnight since the last link post - way back in…August. *sighs* Lots has happened since then, obviously. Including Theology Beer Camp and ARR/SBL in Denver . And so on. For instance, we’ve also seen the shuttering of Faith and Theology , long a premier online theological contributor. One hopes that Ben will change his mind, or at least throw up the odd post from time to time, but at present things don’t sound to hopeful in that regard. In any case, it certainly makes one think. In more cheerful news, DET’s own Scott Jackson published a piece on Oscar Romero’s Political Theology over at The Christian Century , reviewing a recent book. That’s worthy of some celebration, in my humble opinion. Well done, Scott! Princeton Theological Seminary has posted a lot of information regarding the role of slaves and slavery in its institutional

St. Hereticus's Christmas Carol

Robert McAfee Brown (ed.?), The Collected Writings of St. Hereticus (Philadelphia, PA: Westminster Press, 1964). Honestly, I’m having a hard time understanding how it is that only now in my theological education have I come across this gem of a volume. It is a must-read for anyone with a theological existence and a passing familiarity with 20th century theology and American church life. Seriously, do yourself a favor and get your hands on a copy. It will not fail to amuse and edify. In that spirit, therefore, I offer below St. Hereticus’s retelling of the Christmas story - his "Christmas carol," if you will. As The Saint notes, “I have left the text [of this telling of the Christmas story] in the American koine” of the 1960s, although he offers a number of suggestions as to the various source materials that undoubtedly hide behind the redactor’s hand. You can find the following on pp. 75-77 in the text cited above. The Gospel According to St. Hereticus Chapter 2