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Joel Christensen

Joel Christensen is an author at Religion News Service.

All Stories by Joel Christensen

Tallying the dead is one thing, giving them names would take an ‘inexhaustible voice,’ as the ancient Greeks knew

By Joel Christensen — June 7, 2022
(The Conversation) — A scholar of Greek classics revisits the texts to bring lessons on how to honor the lives lost to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Not everyone cheered the ancient Olympic games, but the sacred games brought together rival societies

By Joel Christensen — July 28, 2021
(The Conversation) — A scholar of ancient Greek literature explains what the Olympics of modern day have in common with the 776 B.C. games at Olympia.
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