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Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Augustine, the Bible & Women

Augustine left us with a difficult heritage. A religion which teaches men and women to regard their humanity as chronically flawed can alienate them from themselves. Nowhere is this alienation more evident than in the denigration of sexuality in general and women in particular. Even though Christianity had originally been quite positive for women, it had already developed a misogynistic tendency in the West by the time of Augustine. 145

- Armstrong, Karen. 1994. A History of God . London: Mandarin Paperbacks. Original edition, London: William Heinemann Ltd., 1993.

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