Tag Archives: gender issues

Book Review: Elizabeth Of York

Elizabeth Of York:  A Tudor Queen And Her World, by Alison Weir There are a lot of relatively recent books being written about female royals in the Tudor period, and I have mixed feelings about these books.  On the one … Continue reading

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Book Review: Lucky Jim

Lucky Jim, by Kingsley Amis This novel is what got the author famous, and if it is not quite as good a novel as one would hope, there are certainly plenty of reasons why it is a famous one.  In … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Alteration

The Alteration, by Kinglsey Amis It took me a while to get the point of this book.  At least as I read it, there are more than one way to take the title of this book, and the first of … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Lost Tudor Princess

The Lost Tudor Princess:  The Life Of Lady Margaret Douglas It is easy enough to understand how it was that the life of Lady Margaret Douglas was forgotten, relatively speaking.  It is true that she was related to a great … Continue reading

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Men Without Women

Recently, a loyal reader of my blog asked a question of how it was that salty became used as a term for angry, since it had appeared in a recent quiz-show segment for my congregation’s annual variety show [1].  Looking … Continue reading

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Book Review: When Women Were Priests

When Women Were Priests:  Women’s Leadership In The Early Church & The Scandal Of Their Subordination In The Rise Of Christianity, by Karen Jo Torjesen This book has a terrible title, but it is not a terrible book.  That does … Continue reading

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Book Review: Pregnancy Day By Day

Pregnancy Day By Day, edited by Paula Amato and Maggie Blott This was an uncomfortable book to read, and it seems deliberately so.  In reading this book I had all kinds of questions, and they were not necessarily the right … Continue reading

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Book Review: What To Expect When You’re Expecting

What To Expect When You’re Expecting, by Heidi Murkoff and Sharon Mazel One of the hazards of choosing certain book reading challenges to do is that one ends up reading the sort of books that lead people to ask questions … Continue reading

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Book Review: Everyday Tarot

Everyday Tarot:  Unlock Your Inner Wisdom And Manifest Your Future, by Brigit Esselmont It must be admitted that tarot in general has within it certain assumptions about the power of human intuition that are, at best, highly problematic.  Yet this … Continue reading

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Book Review: Manthology

Manthology:  What Makes A Good Man In The Modern World, by Jim Misner Being a man in the contemporary world is not easy.  We live in an age that still depends for what little hope it has on men being … Continue reading

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