Time to take a break for just a minute from posting stale, old content to turn instead to more recent happenings. Mark Goodacre, whose NT Gateway and NT Blog have always been such valuable resources, tweeted yesterday about a book on Bloomsbury that will be out soon called Rediscovering the Marys: Maria, Mariamne, Miriam, edited by Mary Ann Beavis and Ally Kateusz.
Archived from The Magdalene Review on Tuesday 29 November 2005:
The following article, from The Dallas Morning News, was posted today at ReligionNewsBlog.com:
My editor at Alpha Books, Randy Ladenheim-Gil, was interviewed for the piece.
This was the absolute best part of the article:
Father Trigilio is just as pleased to be a Dummies author. He’s at work with two others on a Dummies book about Pope John Paul II, to be released near the first anniversary of his death, April 2, 2006.
For anyone who has lingering concerns about pairing “dummies” and “idiots” with sacred subjects, the priest says: Get over it. He notes that in First Corinthians, St. Paul favorably uses the term “fools for Christ.”
“The actual word in the Greek, if you translate it literally, means ‘morons,’ ” Father Trigilio said. “Nobody gets bent out of shape that St. Paul is calling them a moron.”