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The Sisters of Sinai by Janet Martin Soskice
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Oct 21, 2009

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In one sense, this is a charming tale of two sisters whose passion for 'truth' led them to learn ancient languages, travel through deserts, negotiate academic squabbles, and discover folios previously unknown to modern scholarship. On another level, this is a story of how work from the fringes often re-orients the center of social and religious life through the work of a faithful few. The church should always be in reform (so saith Karl Barth), and the heart of reform (be it how we read scripture, or understand the mysteries of God) is often located at the edges of religious establishment. The sisters and their discoveries testify to this.
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