Day: January 19, 2014

Are Liberals Too “Special” to Go to Church?

According to Chadley Stern and researchers from New York University in November’s issue of Psychological Science, the “desire to feel unique can undermine consensus, cohesion, and mobilization.” For Elizabeth Drescher in her story at Religion Dispatches, the “liberal illusion of uniqueness” also may have significant consequences for a decline in the stability of liberal or …

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Judaism, Jesus, and Mischaracterizing Women

In response to Frank Schaeffer’s characterization of first century Jewish women in And God Said, “Billy!”, Amy-Jill Levine of Vanderbilt University critiques what she believes is a distortion of Jesus’ Jewish context in Getting Jesus, and Judaism, Wrong at the Huffington Post: