The American Academy of Religion (9000 members) and Society of Biblical Literature (8300 members) are the largest academic associations in the world focusing on the study of religion and the Jewish and Christian scriptures. Our conference this November is scheduled to take place in San Antonio.
The Handmaid’s Tale dystopia unfolding in Texas politics–exacerbated and abetted by the minority-appointed Supreme Court majority–is not something which should be rewarded with travel and tourism funds from other states.
Both conferences should move fully and completely online.
The Gospel of Marcion has a really strange construction in Qn 7.28, μείζων γυναικῶν Ἰωάννου. If we simply read it on its face, it says, “A greater one from John’s women.” The following passages in Qn are all about the “sinful woman” (Qn 7.36-50) and then the litany of Jesus’ female followers/patrons (Qn 8.1-3).
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bell hooks asked me
when you marry
to orality, acousticality, signality
then every interdependent human text
can be tagged and connected
i think i just gave birth to the matrix
please don’t be mad at me
for something that was supposed to be
did you know the wachowski sisters are prophets?
jack esqueleto told me
Just one of many major headlines that can and should be written in coming days about the discovery of Qn and its significance. See the draft chapter on Mark as the Anti-Qn in the self-archived, iterative Open Access book proposal.