Mister j. Snodgrass teaches about religions with a focus on sociology and sex. He currently lives in Buffalo, NY with his wife and four children, and teaches religious studies courses at two area colleges.
The name for this site, “Mister j. Snodgrass” was chosen to differentiate this Snodgrass from other Snodgrasses – Doctor Snodgrass, Father Snodgrass, the poet Snodgrass and the Bible scholar Snodgrass. Though a seminary graduate, Snodgrass is proud of his title, “Mister.”
He is the author of six books (available on amazon.com), and is currently working on another one. His available books are:
ROMANCING THE MINOTAUR: SEX AND SACRIFICE AND SOME GREEK MYTHOLOGY
“A brief and comical glance at the roots of Greek Mythology. Psychedelic drugs, supernatural sexuality, and human sacrifice entwine in the legend of a princess, a hero and a monster on the island of Crete.”
GENESIS AND THE RISE OF CIVILIZATION
“A REMARKABLY READABLE AND ENLIGHTENING VOLUME.” –DANIEL QUINN, AUTHOR OF ISHMAEL.
SNODGRASS INTEGRATES STUDIES OF WORLD MYTHOLOGIES, ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN TRIBES AND EMPIRES, ARCHAEOLOGY AND RABBINIC LEGEND TO READ GENESIS AS A PARABLE FOR THE AGRICULTURAL REVOLUTION AND GOD’S COUNTER-REVOLUTION.
WORDS (BETWEEN THE LINES OF AGE)
FOUR ESSAYS ON EMPIRE, SATIRE AND REVIVAL IN THE BIBLE:
1. SONGS OF LOVE AND HATE: A HISTORY OF BIBLICAL ISRAEL IN ITS PROTEST SONGS.
2. WORDS: DEUTERONOMY WITH COMMENTARY BY JESUS.
3. DOMINION: JESUS VERSUS CAESAR IN THE GOSPELS.
4. IN THE FLESH: EARLY CHRISTIANITY’S TROUBLED RELATIONSHIP WITH THE HUMAN BODY.
TURNING THE TABLES:
FARMING AND FEEDING IN THE GOSPELS
WHAT DID JESUS EAT?
HOW WAS FOOD GROWN, PREPARED AND SERVED?
WHO WAS DOING THE WORK, AND WHO WAS GAINING THE WEALTH? WHAT DID JESUS THINK ABOUT THE RULES OF TABLE FELLOWSHIP?
AND HOW DID HE TURN THE TABLES?
LIBEL: Sex and Sexuality in the Bible