THE LOST ART OF SCRIPTURE

Rescuing the Sacred Texts By Karen Armstrong 624 pp. Alfred A. Knopf. $35.

By Nicholas Kristof
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IN THE BIBLE, St. Paul declares: “I do not permit a woman to teach or to assume authority over a man; she must be quiet.” Scholars suspect that this was actually written by some grump other than St. Paul, but such sexist passages are sometimes used by...

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