…art we’re doing this summer.
Day: September 20, 2012
A study released today by the Pew Forum shows that religious intolerance is on the rise globally, and that a majority of the world’s population live in countries with “high government restrictions on religion or high social hostilities involving religion,” a 5 percent increase percent over the previous year. The Guardian reports:
Literary journalist Daniel Swift has a new book coming out next month, “Shakespeare’s Common Prayers: The Book of Common Prayer and the Elizabethan Age.” In a column at the Huffington Post this week, he writes, “The Book of Common Prayer is one of the hidden ingredients of Shakespeare’s plays: it is a skeleton beneath the …
I do find this week’s news about the discovery of a tiny piece of ancient papyrus on which is written a reference to Jesus’ wife fascinating. I especially enjoyed this piece by the Guardian’s religion writer Stephen Bates about the academic debate on all this. He writes:
Fr. James Martin, SJ, says it wouldn’t bother him to learn that Jesus had a wife, but he doesn’t think it’s likely. From the NY Times:
Cyprian, Bishop and Martyr of Carthage, 258 1 Peter 5:1-4, 10-11 Psalm 23 John 10:11-16 “I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me, just as the Father knows me and I know the Father. And I lay down my life for the sheep.” — John 10:14-15 The Good Shepherd …