Shuck and Jive

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Saturday, August 18, 2007

Television Worth Watching

University of California Television has some great programs that you can download and watch on your computer. Here is a page of links and here is a presentation from Elizabeth Schussler-Fiorenza of Harvard at the Burke Lectureship on Religion and Society. This is called Scripture and the Rhetoric of Empire.

She speaks how scripture and its interpretation has legitimated the ethics of empire, violence, and exclusion. Her latest book, The Power of the Word: Scripture and the Rhetoric of Empire is due to be published in September. This is a critically important book in regards to how we read the Bible, who gets to choose how we read it, who benefits, and who suffers by the dominant reading.

Quote for the day:
"Feminism is the radical notion that women are people."