Why no female authors of scriptures

Discussion in 'Religion' started by Xelasnave.1947, Jul 8, 2016.

  1. iceaura Valued Senior Member

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    The peculiarities of Western culture, or modern industrial civilization, should not be extrapolated uncritically into evolutionary time and planetary scale. This would included the conventional blind spots of Western cultural evaluation:
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  3. exchemist Valued Senior Member

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    Erm, the Jesuits were only founded less than 500yrs ago, by which time the Reformation was already under way. (Henry VIII of England had already broken with Rome before the order was even founded.) So it seems a little unlikely that the Jesuits would have been able to dominate European education in the way you suggest.

    The Industrial Revolution started (in Britain) about 250yrs ago, by which time the whole of Northern Europe was Protestant - and virulently anti-Jesuit.

    So blaming it all on the Js strikes me as rather absurd.
     
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  5. Jeeves Valued Senior Member

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    OK , I got the numbers wrong: just guessing. The Calvinists were quite misogynist enough, as are the modern fundamentalists.
    The tradition that inspired them goes back to Paul, and before him, the Hebrew patriarchs.
     
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  7. Hapsburg Hellenistic polytheist Valued Senior Member

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    You already answered your own question. Society was--and in many respects, still is--patriarchal.

    Figure from Jewish folklore that only later came to have a prominent place in some Second Temple literature, including Biblical apocrypha. And even in that literature, figure is not mentioned as an author--which is what the OP is about--or even as a protagonist of any sort.
     
  8. Seattle Valued Senior Member

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    God is gay. His son was "immaculately" conceived. God doesn't dig the chicks.
     
  9. mtf Banned Banned

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    Mhm.


     
  10. mtf Banned Banned

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    One answer is that it is the social norm to do so: that women must doll themselves up in order to appear as worthy human beings at all; based on the conviction that a woman is by default ugly/worthless, and must undo that or at least hide it. Women dolling themselves up may have nothing to do with the display of sexual prowess per se.
     

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