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Turning to a Woman for the Voice of God

“Did you see how upset King Josiah was, Akbor?” “He wasn’t upset, Ahikam. He was scared.” “When my father Shaphan read aloud the book of Moses found by Hilkiah the high priest, I shook as well.” “I think everyone in … Continue reading

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Approval of Women Is Not a Male Prerogative

In Gaudy Night, a 1935 mystery set in an Oxford University women’s college, Dorothy L. Sayers depicts a conversation between Lord Peter Wimsy (Sayers’ aristocratic sleuth) and Dr. Baring, the College Warden (what we’d call the President or Chancellor). Dr. Baring begins to … Continue reading

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