Cal Newport reflects on the possibility of deleterious effects of social media on religious practice.
In part, he comments:
Courage, reassurance, revelation: these require a quiet mind capable of apophatic insight. One of the unintentional consequences of innovating an algorithmically-optimized, always-present source of attention-snagging noise is that this quiet disappears.
For more, see Cal’s original post or Digital Minimalism.
CSNTM preserves some new manuscripts currently kept in Texas, including a thus-far-unregistered manuscript still under review by INTF.
From Greg McKeown via Twitter: “Sometimes what you don’t do is just as important as what you do.”
The extent to which we allow our attention to be drawn off from where it really should be is the extent to which we also become less effective in that area.
INTF has announced that a new print version of the Kurzgefasste Liste should become available in 2020.
At the 2017 SBL, Holger Strutwolf made the Editio Critica Maior data for Acts freely available online. According to Peter Gurry’s report:
There are features in the interface for commenting on the variant unit and a link that will take you to the local stemma and coherence modules for said variant unit. There is also an option to see the unedited collation data, a list of patristic citations (fuller than in the print edition as I understand it), the Vetus Latina collations, and a nice feature which tells you how many conjectures have been offered for the variant unit and a link that will take you to the data in the Amsterdam Database of New Testament Conjectural Emendation.
To access the text, see INTF’s virtual manuscript room. Although ECM is itself available also for the synoptics’ parallel passages and the catholic letters, the online version currently includes only the Acts material.
For additional discussion and a short video clip from the occasion, see Peter Gurry’s original post.