Godzdogz

Godzdogz

The blog of the Dominican student brothers at Blackfriars, Oxford.

Built on the four pillars of our Dominican life – preaching, prayer, study, and community – Godzdogz offers many resources for exploring the Catholic Faith today.
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Women of the Old Testament: Sarai/Sarah

Thursday, June 28, 2012

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Women in the Old Testament: Eve

Monday, June 25, 2012

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New Series - Women in the Old Testament

Saturday, June 16, 2012
As we come to the end of the academic year here at Blackfriars, it's time for us to introduce our summer series on Godzdogz. This year, we've decided to focus on the Old Testament, but from an angle that can often be overlooked. It is common to characterise the Old Testament as representative of a very patriarchal society, with women taking very much a secondary role. Of course, this claim does identify a real phenomenon, but it can risk being self-fulfilling. If we assume too quickly that it is true, then our reading of the Old Testament will be coloured accordingly, so that we end up discounting the stories of those women we do find as necessarily secondary. Read more
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