Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

Peter Gordon reviews Mathew Specter, Habermas, An Intellectual Biography.

Nouns turning into verbs.

Michael Ruse on original sin.

Steven Hahn reviews Eric Foner’s The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery.

Thousands of Kennedy documents go online.  See some examples here.

Chris Bray debunks Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s comparison between the JFK shooting and the Gabrielle Giffords shooting.

The most literate cities in America.

New books on religion in postwar America.

Michael Altman reports on the AHA in Boston.

Reviews of James W. Stevens, God-Fearing and Free: A Spiritual History of America’s Cold War.

The Pacific Republic, circa 1861.

Another cool writing shed.

Hipster Christianity and the Brethren in Christ Church.

Mark Noll reviews Michael Gerson and Peter Wehner, City of Man: Religion and Politics in a New Era.

Allen Guelzo on the Tucson shooting.

Jesus and Wikipedia

Former students remember a dying professor.

David Sehat on the myths of American religious freedom.

Eric Posner on originalism.

Dan Gilgoff:  Why Pope John Paul II Mattered.

Why you should never use two spaces after a period.

Do contemporary intellectuals corrupt their calling?

A Ph.D student prepares for comprehensive exams.

Is David McCullough an intellectual historian?

Patrick Deneen on the anniversary of Eisenhower’s farewell address.

Saul Cornell on the right to bear arms.