Weighted Glory

Church History

Of Courtesans & Christianity

(Part 1 of 2) Some number of years ago, I viewed a film called Dangerous Beauty (1998), it having been recommended on a list of films every feminist should view. The film was a loose biography of Veronica Franco, a 16th century courtesan from Venice. It presents Franco as an adventurous, wild-hearted young woman faced […] Read more…

Review: The Mind of the Master Class

The Mind of the Master Class: History and Faith in the Southern Slaveholders’ Worldview by Elizabeth Fox-Genovese and Eugene D. Genovese [October 2005; reviewed 11-18-2010] It’s been a long time since I posted either a book review or anything that I wrote for a class, so I’m posting in PDF form the review I just […] Read more…

Review: Evangelical Feminism

Evangelical Feminism: A History by Pamela D. H. Cochran [January 2005] The history this book attempts to cover is a fascinating one in terms of the internal struggle within the Protestant world concerning the equality of women in the church and home. It describes the rise of the Evangelical Women’s Caucus (now the Evangelical & […] Read more…

Unhappy Anniversary

On May 2, 1998, Rachel Joy Scott recorded in her journal: This will be my last year Lord. I have gotten what I can. Thank you. On Tuesday, April 20, 1999, twelve students and one teacher were murdered at Columbine High School by fellow students Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, who later took their own […] Read more…