Books predating the bible
Some of the messages we've presented have taken the position that Christians can apply their faith in such a way that they can still work within the system they've inherited.Other messages have stressed that Christians need to be much more counter-cultural.Meeting Matriarchy Once while I was browsing through On the Issues, a feminist magazine, I happened upon an advertisement for a T-shirt: "I Survived Five-Thousand Years of Patriarchal Hierarchies," it proclaimed (see Fig. This same birthday for patriarchy, five thousand years in the past, was mentioned several times in a lecture I attended in 1992 in New York City.I heard this number very frequently in the late 1980s and early 1990s; I was researching the feminist spirituality movement, and five thousand is the most common age spiritual feminists assign to "the patriarchy." Perhaps I shouldn't have been surprised to hear it yet again.Why would Levin take us on this historical tour of our nation's competing political and philosophical ideas?Haven't we moved beyond such considerations in the modern age, with the federal government micromanaging so many aspects of our lives?They were simply grafted onto stories of Jesus' life in order to make Christian theology more acceptable to Pagans.
Associated with the Cybele cult was that of her lover, Attis (the older Tammuz, Osiris, Dionysus, or Orpheus under a new name). Many religious historians and liberal theologians believe that the death and resurrection legends were first associated with Attis, many centuries before the birth of Jesus." or "What do you do when you live hundreds of miles from your family?"The goal of this series of articles, beginning with this introduction, is to provide our readers with a place to bring those questions.This book is remarkable in its simultaneous succinctness and thoroughness.It's hard to fathom how Levin could have adeptly covered so much important, relevant material in a relatively short book.