|Symbol of "The Eyes of God"|
Since the dystopian future of The Handmaid's Tale is run by a totalitarian theocracy that uses Jewish and Christian scriptures to justify its fascist, misogynistic rule, there's plenty of material for us to work with!
This week, we're talking about eyes: the secret police called the Eyes of God; the not-exactly-biblical greeting/motto "Under His Eye," and plucking out an eye that offends. We're also talking about Christian-ese, Lady Wisdom, hyperbolic language, and accountability in community. Check it out!
Here's a few things we mentioned this week:
- You can read the passages we discuss from Proverbs 15 and Matthew 18
- We mentioned two of our favorite seminary professors: Dr. Denise Dombkowski Hopkins, who will haunt a future episode about Jezebel (and whose books you can check out), and Dr. Sharon Ringe, whose book, Wisdom's Friends: Community and Christology in the Fourth Gospel, talks about Wisdom and Logos. For more on Lady Wisdom, there's a ton of resources out there, but I'd recommend She Who Is by Elizabeth Johnson
- We also mention our colleague Brahmachari -- we'll try to have him on a future episode, but you can hear an interview with him here
Leigh and I are headed out on our honeymoon (hooray!), so you won't hear from us for a few weeks, but feel free to send an email with any questions, comments, or suggestions and we'll get back to you when we return.
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