Week 9 – “God at the Crossroads: Sophia” Rivera

November 23, 2007

Rivera focuses a lot of her energy in this article to set up the binary us/them in her biblical texts. Even Proverbs’ Wisdom versus the Strange Woman is identified as God versus the Other. Listen to Wisdom, and stay away from the Strange Woman who will lead you astray. I never noticed how prevalent these binaries are until we started talking about them in this class. Now they’re everywhere. In order to define self, we contrast against something that is not like self. In order to define good, there must be evil. For wisdom, there must be fallacy.

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