Daily Archives: March 8, 2012

Meier on “Kingdom of Heaven” and Matthew as a Gentile Gospel

Meier says on page 239 of volume 2 of A Marginal Jew: Rethinking the Historical Jesus that the Gospel of Matthew has “Kingdom of Heaven” rather than “Kingdom of God” because Matthew is employing “a pious Jewish periphrasis to avoid … Continue reading

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Shepherds and Spiritual Experiences

My church had its Bible study last night.  We’re going through Margaret Feinberg’s Scouting the Divine: My Search for God in Wine, Wool, and Wild Honey.  I have two items: 1.  I enjoyed the DVD that we watched, in which … Continue reading

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Susan Faludi, Backlash 7

In my latest reading of Susan Faludi’s 1991 book Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women, Faludi talks about the backlash against the advancement of women that is occurring in the movies. In the 1970s, Faludi points out, films tended … Continue reading

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