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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Behrendt Reviews my The Wife of Jesus - Le Donne

Over at Jewish-Christian Intersections, Lovable Larry Behrendt reviews the first half of my The Wife of Jesus. He focuses on one of the key themes of my book that many other reviewers skipped: the complicated business of celibacy in early Christianity. Larry suggests (pace my chapters on Magdalene and Salome) that some early women in Church leadership might have aspired to celibacy. It is an interesting suggestion that allows us to see beyond the motive of misogyny (without entirely discounting the misogynistic tendencies of Early Christianity). I will emphasize that Larry simply suggests a possibility.

He promises to review the second half of my book in an upcoming post.


1 comment:

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