I don’t often make structural changes and clean-ups at Heterodoxology. One of the results is that the blogroll is not always up to date. I won’t claim that it is now either, but at least I have made an attempt to update it ever so slightly. You will now find a basic classification of blog categories (not quite happy with it, but it’ll have to do for now): history of science, religious studies, esoterica/pagan, skeptical, and academic miscellany.
A few blogs and websites have been added, especially to the history of science and religious studies sections. Notably, Rebekah Higgitt’s excellent teleskopos blog should have been added a long time ago; now it is, accompanied by the blog she runs on The Guardian’s website together with Vanessa Heggie, The H Word. (By the way, congratulations and a great kudos are in order for spreading good history of science blogging to mainstream news channels!)
In the religious studies section, I have added Alin Suciu’s excellent blog on everything patristic, Coptic, and apocryphal. I recently reblogged the post he published with Hugo Lundhaug on the so-called Jesus’ Wife fragment – if you liked that, you should also go and check out their latest post on the same theme, featuring some serious detective work. Other newcomers in the religious studies section are Critical Religion, run by Timothy Fitzgerald and his team at the University of Stirling, and The Immanent Frame.
Finally, in the miscellany section, I have added Wouter Hanegraaff’s new blog, Creative Reading, dedicated to reviving a lost virtue of the academy: thoughtful reading. It already has some very interesting posts up, including a nice tirade against a recent “historical” (it really isn’t, in any professional sense at least) volume on “the unconscious” in 19th century German thought – pointing out some serious cases of presentism, not dissimilar to cases previously noted here in relation to the historiography of Mesmerism and animal magnetism. Wouter’s most recent post was on the curious case of the biblical scholar John Marco Allegro, who committed academic suicide in 1970 by exploring the psychedelic origins of Christianity in The Sacred Mushroom and the Cross. Worth checking out.