Holy Misogyny: Why the Sex and Gender Conflicts in the Early Church Still Matter

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Bloomsbury Academic, Sep 22, 2011 - Religion - 182 pages
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An album which distilled a genre from the musical, cultural, and social ether, Portishead's Dummy was such a complete artistic achievement that its ubiquitous successes threatened to exhaust its own potential. RJ Wheaton offers an impressionistic investigation of Dummy that imitates the cumulative structure of the album itself, piecing together interviews, impressions of time and place, cultural criticism, and a thorough exploration of the music itself.

The approach focuses as much on the reception and response that Dummy engendered as it does on the original production of the album. How is that so many people have, collectively, made a quintessential headphone album into a nightclub album? How have they made the product of a niche local scene into an international success? This is the story of how an innovative, experimental album became the iconic sound for the better part of a decade; and an aesthetic template for the experience of music in the digital age.

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Review: Holy Misogyny: Why the Sex and Gender Conflicts in the Early Church Still Matter

User Review  - Ronald Lett - Goodreads

A valuable overview of the precise misogynistic influences that can be traced from the original sources and artifacts that led to the compilation of modern bibles and their interpretations. It is ... Read full review

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User Review  - Debra - Goodreads

Ever wonder how in spite of the liberal treatment of women by Jesus, as portrayed in the Gospels, the majority of Christendom perpetuates misogynistic views and discrimination of women? DeConick, a ... Read full review

About the author (2011)

April D. DeConick is the Isla Carroll and Percy E. Turner Professor of Biblical Studies in the Department of Religious Studies at Rice University (Houston, Texas). She specializes in early Christian history and theology, noncanonical Gospels, and gnostic and mystical traditions. Her books include Seek to See Him: Ascent and Vision Mysticism in the Gospel of Thomas (1996); Voices of the Mystics: Early Christian Discourse in the Gospels of John and Thomas and Other Ancient Christian Literature (Sheffield Academic, 2001); Recovering the Original Gospel of Thomas: A History of the Gospel and Its Growth (T. & T. Clark, 2005); and The Original Gospel of Thomas in Translation, with Commentary and New English Translation of the Complete Gospel (T. & T. Clark, 2006) and The Thirteenth Apostle: what the Gospel of Judas really says (Continuum, 2007). She has also edited the collection of papers, Paradise Now: Essays on Early Jewish and Christian Mysticism (SBL, 2006).

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