Bible Review Chosen by Library of Congress for Blind and Handicapped
The special first anniversary issue of Bible Review (
The service produces books and magazines in recorded form for persons who cannot read because of a physical disability. Each month the service chooses one magazine as the Talking Book Magazine of the Month, which is sent free to all participants in the program. Bible Review was the March 1986 selection.
If you know someone who is blind or physically handicapped and who is interested in participating in this program, write to The National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, 1291 Taylor Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20542.
Religion/Science/Magic Conference at Brown University
More than a dozen scholars of such diverse specialties as Early Christianity, Antique and Medieval Judaism, Ancient Babylonia and Greek philosophy will meet August 9–13, 1987, at Brown University to explore the two distinctions, “religion and magic” and “science and magic.” Ancient and medieval documents will be probed and the authors analyzed—whom did the authors address and whom did they exclude? What practices fell into the two categories?
Scholars scheduled to present papers include Jacob Neusner of Brown, Hans Dieter Betz of the University of Chicago and Moshe Idel of Hebrew University.