How do I check a source for accuracy? | a guide

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.

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.

Demacopoulos, George. “Gregory the Great and the Pagan Shrines of Kent.” Journal of Late Antiquity 1 (2008): 353–69.

Hammersley, Bryan. “Ronald Hutton, Sir James Frazer Pagan Beliefs Green Man.” Pagans Beliefs, 2020.

Hayward, L. H. “The ‘Green Man’ in Church Architecture.” Folklore 50.2 (1939): 188–188.

Herzlich, Taylor. “Liberty University’s Recklessness Amid COVID-19.” The Fordham Ram, 15 April 2020.

Livingstone, Jo. “The Remarkable Persistence of the Green Man.” The New Yorker, 7 March 2016.

McDaniel, Spencer. “Was the ‘Green Man’ Really an Ancient Pagan Deity?” Tales of Times Forgotten, 11 January 2021.

Moser, Bob. “Sin and Scandal at Liberty University.” Rolling Stone, 18 October 2020.

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.

Tesh, Emily. “When Is a Myth Not a Myth: The Origins of the Green Man.” Tor.Com, 11 June 2019.

Tynes, Brian and WWBT. “Liberty University Named among ‘Worst Colleges for Free Speech.’” Https://Www.Whsv.Com, 12 February 2019.

Walter, Philippe. Christian Mythology: Revelations of Pagan Origins. Simon and Schuster, 2014.

Young, Francis. “The Myth of Medieval Paganism | Francis Young.” First Things, 1 February 2020.

“Feds Say Liberty University Created ‘fear of Reprisal’ for Sexual Violence Survivors.” USA TODAY, 3 October 2023.

“Philippe Walter,” n.d.

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