Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

What is the “public” in “public intellectual?”

Boston 1775 on seeing the “whites of their eyes”

Eric Herschtal reviews David Brion Davis’s The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Emancipation

Evangelicals and immigration reform

Call for Papers: American Society of Church History

The origins of the selfie

George Marsden on Ronald Reagan’s “Christian revolt

Trouble at Patrick Henry College

Academic writing

Why hipster Christianity is not cool

The sex lives of the founding fathers

African-American Christianity

The decline of the revival

In case you haven’t seen this yet


What to expect from the Library of America

Andrew Seal on Nicholas Kristof on public intellectuals

Dead Poets Society and the humanities

Museums and the free world