Mahadeviyakka and the Acts of Thomas

I was recently reading the new translation of The Acts of Thomas by Harold Attridge, and was struck by the similarity between a phrase used in that text to the way the 12th century bhakti poet Mahadeviyakka (also known as Mahadevi) expresses herself. In one of her poems, she expresses her devotion to Shiva as [Read More...]

Spoof or Clever Advertising? The Bacon-Covered Bible

  Via God and several humans on Facebook. Clearly this marketing idea is not intended to be used for promoting the Jewish Bible to religiously-observant Jewish husbands.   [Read more...]

Words With Spouse

Rumors are circulating that Zynga is planning on releasing a new game, “Words With Spouse,” which will allow married couples to enjoy a version of the popular game “Words With Friends.” Until now, spouses have had to largely refrain from enjoying this word game with one another, and not only because of qualms about describing [Read More...]

A Jealous God and Divine Domestic Violence

Daniel McClellan, in a post about a doctoral thesis defense related to the concept of “the jealous God,” included this image: What reaction does it provoke in you? Doesn’t it suggest that at times religious believers, including some of the Biblical authors, have depicted God as reflecting some of our worst human characteristics? If a [Read More...]


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