Wednesday, June 5, 2013

"The breakdown of a vertical relationship with Yahweh  means the breakdown of horizontal human relationships and oppression.Thus, the lower status of  or injustices against women in Israel or in not represent God's intentions for women, but regrettable expressions of sinful and thus, cursed life." (Redeeming Women in the Grand Narrative of Scripture, by Junia Pokrifka).

Scholarly Journals?

Is anyone else into reading scholarly journals for fun? Maybe I'm just weird. I've been reading this great series lately. Published by Baylor University, Christian Reflection: A Series in Faith and Ethics had been great. With volume topics ranging from Immigration to the Sabbath, it covers a broad range of religious and social issues. This month's issue is on Women in the Bible, particularly focusing on feminism. I'm only on article one, but it has made me think about these issues in a new light.

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