Saturday, September 28, 2013

The Imaginative Conservative: Male and Female Souls by Stratford Caldecott

"If the soul is the “form” of the body, one might assume that masculinity and femininity are characteristics of the soul before they are of the body."

Characteristics of the soul? I don't like the wording here, though I agree with the point he is making - being "female" or "male" is not outside of the soul.

"It seems to me that not enough attention was given to the fact that in Genesis 3:16 man’s ruling over woman is identified as a consequence of the Fall, rather than as part of the original order of things."

Ruling over women? Or lording it over women like the gentiles?

Why use "gender" instead of "sex"?

Would we say that Dr. Caldecott is trapped in the categories of late 20th ce thought?