Scholar explores era, events that help shape modern religions in ‘Crucible of Faith’

A recent book by Philip Jenkins looks at a tumultuous time in history that contains lessons for believers trying to navigate today’s religious landscape.

Crucible of Faith: The Ancient Revolution That Made Our Modern Religious World” (Basic Books, $19.99) covers a time period of about two centuries prior to the birth of Christ to a half-century after his death.
So much happened in such a short amount of time such that Jenkins refers to it as a crucible in which different world faiths were shaped.

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10 questions with Tony Amendola

In March 2018, I had the privilege to interview Tony Amendola for “10 questions.”

Amendola is a talented actor on both stage and screen. He is especially notable for his performances on “Stargate: SG-1,” “Continuum,” and “Once Upon A Time.”

At the time of this interview, Amendola was working on an unnamed project for the Syfy network and was gracious enough to step aside from memorizing his lines to speak with Fromthedesk.org.

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10 questions with Joe Mallozzi

In February 2018, I had the privilege to interview Joe Mallozzi. He is an experienced writer, producer and showrunner notable for his many contributions to the world of science fiction in television shows such as “Stargate: SG-1,” “Stargate: Atlantis,” “Stargate: Universe,” and “Dark Matter.”

Mallozzi is currently spearheading an effort to revive the “Stargate” series for televsion.

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