Daily Archives: March 21, 2010

Gnostic Nuance

In my reading today of Manlio Simonetti’s Biblical Interpretation in the Early Church, three points stood out to me: 1.  Page 32: Origen, De Princ. II 5, 1 reports some of these episodes (the flood, the destruction of Sodom and … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Religion

Feminine Mystique 11

For my reading today of Betty Friedan’s The Feminine Mystique (1963), I read “The Forfeited Self.”  On the basis of studies, Ms. Friedan argues in this chapter that confident women enjoy greater sexual fulfillment than women who are passive, and … Continue reading

Posted in Women's History Month

Van Seters on Slavery in the Covenant Code and Ancient Near Eastern Law

In my reading today of A Law Book for the Diaspora, John Van Seters states that, on the issue of slavery, the Covenant Code draws from Babylonian traditions in an attempt to address issues about which Deuteronomy is silent.  On the … Continue reading

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When Forgiveness Sermons Magically Pop Up

At Latin mass this morning, we had political priest.  When I saw him walking around on-stage, I expected him to perform the role of Squealer from Animal Farm.  You know how Squealer liked to put a good spin on the … Continue reading

Posted in Church

Feminine Mystique 10

In my reading today of Betty Friedan’s The Feminine Mystique, Ms. Friedan blamed all sorts of things on the Feminine Mystique, the view that women should only be wives and mothers.  Here are four problems that she cites, along with … Continue reading

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