Religion, Patriarchy, and Violence

Luis Gutierrez LTG214B at
Tue Jun 17 22:34:27 PDT 2008

The article below is the most lucid explanation I have seen of the links
between religion, patriarchy and violence.  The detrimental effects on
human health and social justice are clearly articulated and, at least
for me, provide further confirmation that excluding women from ordained
ministry cannot possibly be what God desires, since God only desires
what is good for us.

In Christ,

Why Does Religion Turn Violent?
A Psychoanalytic Exploration of Religious Terrorism,
by James W. Jones
The Psychoanalytic Review
Vol. 93, No. 2, April 2006

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