Speaker for Whose House?
Tuesday August 26th 2008, 12:40 pm
Filed under: Patristics

Of course, the recognition of the ancient proscription of abortion is not just a Catholic thing. A Methodist wrote the big book on the subject: Abortion and the Early Church: Christian, Jewish and Pagan Attitudes in the Greco-Roman World, by Michael J. Gorman. I have not yet read it, though for the year of St. Paul I’ve been reading his Apostle of the Crucified Lord: A Theological Introduction to Paul and His Letters, which is outstanding.


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The book Pelosi’s people quote is online here, in Latin:
http://www.augustinus.it/latino/questioni_ettateuco/index2.htm
Quaestionum in Heptateuchum: Lib. 2, Quaestiones in Exodum. It’s Section 80, on Exodus 21:22-25.

The context does not seem very apt for her argument.

Comment by Maureen 08.26.08 @ 6:16 pm



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