Presidential candidates today frequently use popular pieces of music as campaign "theme songs" often without approval from the musicians themselves. But using music on the campaign trail is not a modern phenomenon: it goes back to our earliest presidential elections.
Religious historian John Dominic Crossan’s writings on the origins of Christianity and the identity of Jesus have been controversial in his field. In his new memoir, Crossan tells the story of his own upbringing in Ireland, his years as a monk, and what led him to leave the priesthood.
- John Dominic Crossan author and religious historian
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