Friday digest

June 1, 2012

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New today from the Century:

    • Philip Jenkins on Orthodoxy in East Africa: "Orthodoxy's roots in Egypt and Ethiopia are ancient. In East Africa there is a younger movement: a native Orthodoxy, locally grown." (subscription required)
    • Harold Bush reviews Why Read Moby-Dick? by Nathaniel Philbrick: "The title of Nathaniel Philbrick’s slim new meditation foregrounds the questions at the heart of every assignment made by every English teacher: Why read this book? Or that book? For that matter, why do we assign reading in the first place?" (subscription required)


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