About Mister j. Snodgrass

 

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j. Snodgrass teaches college courses on ancient rituals and mythologies.  He’s also a Unitarian circuit-preacher and sometime playwright.  He lives in Buffalo, NY with his wife and their four children.  Fun Fact: he types with two fingers (his parents bought him a type-writer, but nobody ever taught him how to use it).  The fact is “fun” because apparently this is hilarious to watch, but I don’t know – I’ve never seen it.

Snodgrass is the author of several books (available at amazon.com/author/jsnodgrass , some as “kindle,” whatever that is), and is currently working on another one.

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THIRTEENTH MOON: A STAR*LITE FANTASY [FICTION]

THREE SPACE EXPLORERS CRASH-LAND IN AN ENCHANTED FOREST FULL OF PRIMAL BEAUTY AND DANGER. THERE THEY ENCOUNTER A SHAGGY BLUE MONSTER, A FEARSOME TRIBE LED BY THREE MYSTERIOUS PRIESTESSES, AND A SINISTER THREAT THAT COULD END ALL LIFE ON THE PLANET. WHAT DARK AND IDIOTIC SECRETS WILL THE VISITORS DISCOVER ABOUT THIS WORLD, AND ABOUT THEMSELVES? AND WHO WILL SURVIVE THE THIRTEENTH MOON?

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CHAOS”

COLLECTED SPEECHES 2012-2014

CHAOS IS A DISTURBING, DISCONCERTING, AND DELICIOUS DIATRIBE. IT WILL STIR UP THE LITTLE GRAY CELLS IN YOUR HEAD, GUARANTEED.” -DANIEL QUINN, AUTHOR OF ISHMAEL.

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CHAOS, CHAOS”

COLLECTED SPEECHES 2014-2018

HUMANITY. WHO ARE WE? WHY ARE WE HERE? HOW DO WE FIT IN? AND HOW HAVE THE ANSWERS CHANGED AS WE’VE GONE FROM NOMADIC FORAGERS TO SETTLED FARMERS TO MODERN CONSUMERS?

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NATIVES DISCOVER AMERICA :

AN ANTHROPOLOGICAL STUDY OF THE “WHITE MAN”

FOR MORE THAN FIVE HUNDRED YEARS, NATIVES OF THE AMERICAS HAVE BEEN STUDYING THE MYSTERIOUS “WHITE MAN.” WHO DOES HE THINK HE IS? WHY DOES HE DO WHAT HE DOES? HOW CAN HE BE SO DESTRUCTIVE? AND CAN HE LEARN TO LISTEN TO OTHERS BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE?

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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.

BIBLICAL COMMENTARIES

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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. 

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LIBEL: SEX AND SEXUALITY IN THE BIBLE

WARNING: THIS BOOK DOES NOT CONTAIN THE ANSWER ABOUT WHAT’S “RIGHT” AND “WRONG” CONCERNING SEX OR THE BIBLE – ONLY TEXTS TO PONDER AND QUESTIONS TO CONSIDER.

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TURNING THE TABLES: FARMING THE 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?

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6 responses to “About Mister j. Snodgrass

  1. Russ Allor

    I just discovered your site and it is refreshing and interesting.
    Is it possible to retrieve earlier blogs?
    I have flagged the website as a “favorite”

  2. Allison Maltba

    Hi, I just attended the interfaith service at Trinity Presbyterian Church where I picked your book Genesis. I could not put it down. Please let me know of any other talks or classes you have coming up.

  3. Michael Tyler

    I also bought your book Genesis and the Rise of Civilization on amazon.com and thoroughly enjoyed it. It was refreshing, well-researched, thoughtful, and funny. Keep up the good work Mister j!

  4. I just finished Turning the Tables and wanted you to know that I greatly enjoyed it. Your perspectives and analysis were fascinating! Thanks again! Bill Guerrant, White Flint Farm

  5. Pingback: Remythologizing Genesis | lotharlorraine

  6. Mary Stuart

    I really enjoyed your newest book, Thirteenth Moon. It’s funny and has some unexpected twists and turns. I look forward to a sequel!

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