From The Archives: Posts You Might Have Missed, November-December 2008

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Steve Fleming on A note on the: “My footnote to patriarchal blessings: Such blessings of parents to children were also a medieval and early modern folk practice. Keith Thomas refers to the practice,…”


J. Stapley on A note on the: “Thanks John. I hadn't thought of that and some googling around suggests that it is a thing. Methodist back to school…”


John Turner on A note on the: “Great post, Jonathan. I wonder how common similar rituals are in other traditions. For instance, I can imagine that many evangelical parents -- and even…”


J. Stapley on A note on the: “A bit of an addendum, now that I have had a chance to research some more. The 1976 General Handbook included a quote from…”


J. Stapley on A note on the: “Thanks for that pointer, Clark. If I've done my math and sleuthing correctly, that would put that story in the late 1960s or early…”


The Other Clark on A note on the: “Great post. I look forward to the contributions of others to the conversation. My two cents: 1) One memorable school blessing story "on the…”

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