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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

April DeConick on my New Book - Le Donne

"A fantastic read. Le Donne's quest for the historical wife of Jesus is as much about our contemporary phobias as it is about our past. What Le Donne did so brilliantly for Jesus in his book Historical Jesus, he now does for Jesus' wife. In this book, he lays out the best historical evidence for and against a married Jesus, the gay Jesus, the celibate Jesus, and the polygamous Jesus. What is so scandalous about this? Le Donne shows us it is all about sex."

~April D. DeConick, Chair of the Religious Studies Department of Rice University and author of Holy Misogyny: Why the Sex and Gender Conflicts of the Early Church Still Matter.



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10 comments:

  1. Is it too late to title your book "It Is All About Sex"?

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  2. Will your book be published in other languages and countries?

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    1. Other countries? yes. Other languages? have to wait and see about that.

      -anthony

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  3. An interesting survey would be to discover how many people thought about Salt 'n Pepa's "Let's talk about sex" after reading this blog entry.

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    1. I was always partial to DJ Spinderella.

      -anthony

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  4. So, A. De Conick writes a fantastic review of your book - and at the same time Chris, reviewing Goodacre book on Thomas Gospel, demolishes her career saying that Thomas is just reshaping Synoptics texts :-) Hilarious! :-)
    Please, save at least her "Kernel Thomas"!!

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    1. Lorenzo, here to entertain you.

      -anthony

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    2. Anthony, my sincere band deep apologies to you and to blog's readers. I didn't mean to be unrespectful. Next time feel free to not publish my comments, if you find them inappropriate.
      I do respect scholars' work (in general), and your work (in particular). I'm really mortified..

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    3. No worries at all Lorenzo. I was playing along. Sarcasm is one of my love languages.

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