Members of my Discord server often ask me “How do I check a source for accuracy?”. Recently one of them asked me to check a source for them, so I decided to make this video demonstrating my process, as a guide to checking sources and understanding how to know if a source is accurate. See also my introduction to research and sources. See these videos of mine for more information on the relationship between Christianity and paganism.
- Why Christmas isn’t pagan
- Easter isn’t pagan & nor are its traditions
- Halloween isn’t pagan & has Christian origins
Bernstein, Alan E. “The Ghostly Troop And The Battle Over Death: William Of Auvergne (D. 1249) Connects Christian, Old Norse, And Irish Views.” Pages 115–61 in Rethinking Ghosts in World Religions. Brill, 2009. https://brill.com/display/book/edcoll/9789047424840/Bej.9789004171527.i-344_008.xml.
Demacopoulos, George. “Gregory the Great and the Pagan Shrines of Kent.” Journal of Late Antiquity 1 (2008): 353–69. https://doi.org/10.1353/jla.0.0018.
Hammersley, Bryan. “Ronald Hutton, Sir James Frazer Pagan Beliefs Green Man.” Pagans Beliefs, 2020. https://www.pagansbeliefs.com/3-the-green-man.
Hayward, L. H. “The ‘Green Man’ in Church Architecture.” Folklore 50.2 (1939): 188–188. https://doi.org/10.1080/0015587X.1939.9718165.
Herzlich, Taylor. “Liberty University’s Recklessness Amid COVID-19.” The Fordham Ram, 15 April 2020. https://thefordhamram.com/75811/opinion/liberty-university-takes-reckless-risks-amid-covid-19/.
Livingstone, Jo. “The Remarkable Persistence of the Green Man.” The New Yorker, 7 March 2016. https://www.newyorker.com/books/page-turner/the-remarkable-persistence-of-the-green-man.
McDaniel, Spencer. “Was the ‘Green Man’ Really an Ancient Pagan Deity?” Tales of Times Forgotten, 11 January 2021. https://talesoftimesforgotten.com/2021/01/10/was-the-green-man-really-an-ancient-pagan-deity/.
Moser, Bob. “Sin and Scandal at Liberty University.” Rolling Stone, 18 October 2020. https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-features/jerry-fallwell-jr-becki-giancarlo-granda-scandal-liberty-university-1075672/.
Ristuccia, Nathan J. Christianization and Commonwealth in Early Medieval Europe: A Ritual Interpretation. Oxford University Press, 2018.
Spiegel, Flora. “The ‘Tabernacula’ of Gregory the Great and the Conversion of Anglo-Saxon England.” Anglo-Saxon England 36 (2007): 1–13.
Stack, Megan K. “Can Liberty University Be Saved?” The New Yorker, 28 April 2022. https://www.newyorker.com/news/annals-of-education/can-liberty-university-be-saved.
Tesh, Emily. “When Is a Myth Not a Myth: The Origins of the Green Man.” Tor.Com, 11 June 2019. https://www.tor.com/2019/06/11/the-green-man-when-is-a-myth-not-a-myth/.
Tynes, Brian and WWBT. “Liberty University Named among ‘Worst Colleges for Free Speech.’” Https://Www.Whsv.Com, 12 February 2019. https://www.whsv.com/content/news/Liberty-University-named-among-worst-colleges-for-free-speech-505723501.html.
Young, Francis. “The Myth of Medieval Paganism | Francis Young.” First Things, 1 February 2020. https://www.firstthings.com/article/2020/02/the-myth-of-medieval-paganism.
“Feds Say Liberty University Created ‘fear of Reprisal’ for Sexual Violence Survivors.” USA TODAY, 3 October 2023. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/investigations/2023/10/03/liberty-university-education-department-investigation/70964425007/.
“Philippe Walter,” n.d. https://www.innertraditions.com/author/philippe-walter.