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Monthly Archives: October 2012
Happy Reformation Day, LOLcat Style
Happy Reformation Day to my Protestant sisters and brothers… with love and a giggle from a Catholic sister. 😀 (H/T Chief of the least, from whom I swiped the picture.)
Sexual Assault and Women’s Agency, or, Desire and the Disrupted Mob: The Story of Thecla and Trifina
We have this story in a document called the Acts of Paul and Thecla: but it is really the story of Thecla, and of the women around her, especially Trifina. Thecla was a young woman from a wealthy, high-status family … Continue reading
Posted in Church history, Feminist theology Tagged feminist, girardian, mimetic 13 Comments
Covenantal Substitutionary Atonement
Richard Beck of Experimental Theology has an interesting take on atonement theory in Covenantal Substitutionary Atonement. The dominant understanding of atonement theory in the west for the last 500 years (or more) has been Penal Substitutionary Atonement: the idea that … Continue reading
Posted in soteriology Tagged atonement, covenant, gen 15, penal substitution Leave a comment
Review: Testament Of Abraham
Testament Of Abraham by Dale C. Allison Jr. My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is a superb piece of scholarship on a non-canonical Jewish-origin text that really deserves to be better known. The story of Abraham’s encounter with the … Continue reading
Posted in Books, Theology Tagged apocalypse, greek, humor, Jewish, pseudepigraphia 1 Comment
Got Religious Photos?
The Pluralism Project is sponsoring its annual Photo Contest: We are looking for high-resolution digital images that convey the vibrancy of religious diversity in the USA. We are particularly interested in images in the following categories: – Religious practices and … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged art, atheism, feminism, photography, pluralism Leave a comment
Excellent critique of the documentary Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide over at Muslimah Media Watch.
Perpetua and Felicity
I’ve always been curious about Perpetua and Felicity. I knew they were martyrs, I knew they were women, I knew they were always included in the litany of saints, and I knew their names were always together. That was about … Continue reading
Posted in Church history Tagged feminist, martyrs, mimetic, saints 10 Comments
The Scribes: A Novel about the Early Church
The Scribes: A Novel about the Early Church by Peter Rodgers My rating: 3 of 5 stars A pleasant journey through the second century Roman empire, as seen through the eyes of its Christian inhabitants, by a reliable guide whose … Continue reading
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(Photo credit: Wikipedia) October is upon us, and I’m pleased to announce that my BLT co-bloggers and I will be hosting the October Biblioblog Carnival. The monthly carnival is a roundup of blog posts in the general area of biblioblogging: … Continue reading
Posted in BLT Tagged biblioblog, carnival, self-promotion 2 Comments