by Craig Martin
Several years ago at the national AAR/SBL meeting, at the end of a session I joined the usual mass exodus to the restrooms. In the restroom I overheard two men excitedly talking about the session they had just left. They both seemed happily excited that something called “the Spirit” had moved, and one of them said, “I know they say this is an academic conference, but that was Church, that was CHURCH!”
While he and I would probably differ in our evaluation of such a state of affairs, he was probably right.
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