#CFP Women and Heresy

https://relcfp.tumblr.com/post/158226812862/cfp-women-and-heresy Of related interest: https://relcfp.tumblr.com/post/158222914345/religion-and-literature-permanent-section-mmla https://relcfp.tumblr.com/post/158221876912/ucsia-summer-school-2017-between-market-state [Read more…]

The World’s Leading Mythicist Scholar on International Women’s Day

Robert M. Price is the only New Testament scholar who has a PhD in a relevant area, and actually works as an academic in the field, who subscribes to mythicism and seeks to make a case for it in appropriate academic venues. Here is what he posted on Facebook for International Women’s Day: When mythicism is [Read More…]

#BiblicalPersisterhood

Via Daniel Kirk on Facebook, who came up with the perfect hashtag to bring Elizabeth Warren and New Testament studies together. UPDATE: Daniel clarified that the hashtag was actually borrowed from Christopher Hays, and so that is where credit is due. His hashtag and Daniel’s tweet make a perfect combination, don’t you think? [Read more…]

Hidden Figures

I was delighted to attend an advance screening tonight of the movie Hidden Figures, and I am enthusiastically recommending it. It combines so much into one movie: it is based on real historical events; it has romance; it is a feel-good, family-friendly movie with a powerful positive message and excellent role models; it addresses issues of [Read More…]

The Bible and Music Written by Women

As a recent New York Times article highlighted, female composers have historically been neglected. I have no intention of allowing that to be the case in my course on the Bible and music. And so this post is not only intended to share some examples of settings of Biblical texts by women (and to be clear, [Read More…]

SNTS Montreal: Business Meeting and Opening Reception

The start of the official SNTS program yesterday evening was with the first of two scheduled business meetings. Business meetings are not always emotionally moving, but two moments in this one were. The first was when the names of members who had passed away were read, and we were asked to stand to honor them. [Read More…]

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Three Wiser Women

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A Spaceman Came Traveling

A newer rendition of the classic sci-fi Christmas song by Chris DeBurgh, “A Spaceman Came Traveling,” here performed by Celtic Women. This performance was drawn to my attention via the new book from Rowman and Littlefield, The Bible in Music: A Dictionary of Songs, Works, and More. [Read more…]

#YCAS2015 Sixth Panel

After the coffee break, Dominique Côté spoke about the Pseudo-Clementine literature, and the question of why it presents itself as a letter which needs to be approved by James of Jerusalem. James is depicted not only as bishop, but bishop of bishops, and the transmitter of the esoteric truth. Despite the marked difference of content [Read More…]

If Eve Only Knew

The book If Eve Only Knew: Freeing Yourself from Biblical Womanhood and Becoming All God Means for You to Be is now available, and I wanted to draw attention to that fact. I mentioned the book when I reviewed another book, Damaged Goods.  Here’s what I wrote as an endorsement: “This new book by Irons and Mock [Read More…]