Monday, April 03, 2006

A Promise...

...after an announcement. I'm out of town again from tomorrow through Friday. It's a mostly pleasure trip, but you know how Elle loves a new library.

On to the promise. At church yesterday, the pastor was denouncing The DaVinci Code and various other attempts to"discredit" Jesus's divinity/"God"-ness. When I read that book, (and yes, I will admit I read it), I was amazed by all the references to the sacred feminine. Now, I'm not much for conspiracy theories, but the sermon, one of the premises of the book and similar arguments, the extremist takeover of Christianity, and my recent experiences at church in general have gotten me to thinking--can you balance feminism and Christianity? Can I? Which is a scary thought, because when I wondered that aloud to my sister, she asked, "What if you can't? Do you give one up?" So maybe I shouldn't be saying can I. but how do I?

I want to post about that. If I have time, I'll do so tonight. If not, I'll see you all this weekend.

Off to Curves! (ugh)

5 comments:

Right of Texas said...

I think you can balance both pretty easily.

I've been reading your blog for a while, it's great stuff!

Texter said...

I disagree that it is so easy.
The hatred of the female lurks not too far beneath the surface of all monotheistic religions.
If you are interested, read some feminist academics in theology: caroline walker bynum is one that stands out. By the way, I do think your posts are "deeply analytical" and thought-provoking! I'm also interested in your diss. Imp topic.

Elle said...

thanks for the reference, texter. i'm thinking about sharing more about the dissertation.

Texter said...
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Texter said...

If you're up for it, do share! Also, as to your original post, i suppose it would depend how feminism is defined...

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