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Fri Oct 12, 2012, 06:10 PM

The unfolding Christopher Rollston affair..........

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/exploringourmatrix/2012/10/in-support-of-christopher-rollston.html

Since I have previously posted about the questionably reasonable actions of the Mormons in expelling members who believed in DNA science, it's only fair to bring up a mainline Christian scholar who is seemingly being punished for believing that women are treated shabbily in the Bible.

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Response to dimbear (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2012, 06:55 PM

1. Emmanuel Cchristian Seminary is part of the Restoration Movement.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Restoration_Movement

This is one of its mottos:

"Where the Scriptures speak, we speak; where the Scriptures are silent, we are silent."

I'm not losing sleep over this.

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Response to dimbear (Original post)

Tue Oct 16, 2012, 05:50 PM

2. More on Christopher Rollston.........

http://aramaicdesigns.blogspot.com/2012/10/i-support-christopher-rollston.html


Perhaps the core issue is that the pressure to discipline Rollston doesn't originate with the school but with a donor. (If true.)

That's scraping the bottom of the bucket.

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Response to dimbear (Reply #2)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 08:03 AM

3. Money talks. n/t

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Response to dimbear (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 09:26 AM

4. On a related subject

When I first started reading the Catechism of the Catholic Church, I came across Paragraph 489, which says in part "Against all human expectation God chooses those who were considered powerless and weak to show forth his faithfulness to his promises: Hannah, the mother of Samuel; Deborah; Ruth; Judith and Esther; and many other women."

Deborah, the judge and prophet of Israel, a woman holding genuine political power in a staunchly patriarchal society, "powerless and weak"? Judith, who singlehandedly slew Holofernes with his own sword, "powerless and weak"? Esther, who saved the Jews from Haman, "powerless and weak"? Would you call Ruth "powerless and weak"?

Marginalization of women in the OT marches on. What makes it worse is that the man (and it just has to be a man) who wrote this undoubtedly feels that he is praising these women.

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Response to Fortinbras Armstrong (Reply #4)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 11:28 AM

5. "Marginalization of women in the OT marches on."

Yes it does march on. The Catholic church is doing its best to keep women in their place.

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Response to dimbear (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 10:51 PM

7. Hard To Believe, Sir, there Is Any Controversy About This Statement

What he says is flat fact.

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Response to dimbear (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 11:25 PM

9. Christopher Rollston has resigned from Emmanuel, bowing to the inevitable. However, he has

accepted a Visiting Professorship at George Washington University. One can only hope that whatever settlement took place was equitable to the very estimable Dr. Rollston.

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Response to dimbear (Reply #9)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 04:28 PM

10. I suppose the settlement will be kept private.

In any case, the move to GWU is an enormous step upward in prestige and recognizes Dr. Rollston's contributions to his discipline.

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Response to okasha (Reply #10)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 04:19 PM

11. Here's a nice summary of the debacle, very hopeful for Dr. Rollston and offering a fair rebuke to

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