Oh Origen, oh so unoriginal.
Tonight I am writing a paper for my phenomenal New Testament class on “Women, the Bible, and the Church,” with Dr. David Scholer. We are unabashedly studying the good, the bad, and the ugly. It is a class on how women in the church have been treated over the ages, and why. We’re reading a lot of extra-biblical texts tonight…old Origen, Tertullian, Augustine, et cetera.
“Do you think I’ll get marked down if I call the church fathers ‘bastards’ in my paper?”
-Molly, mid-paper, reflecting on all the ancient Christian writings that unapologetically perpetrated sexism and gross female subordination.
As ladies, it all sort of hurts our hearts, to be sure.