Tuesday, July 6, 2010
And in other news
I finished my first book of the summer today!!!

Man and Woman: A Divine Invention by Alice von Hildebrand ended up being a very good read. It highlights the fact that men and women were just made differently by God, with equal dignity, yet with differences which signify what their missions on earth would be. In summary, she indicated how the man tends to (note, these are not absolutes) create and invent more, focusing on the outside world and the things of it. Women tend to be more relational, and therefore do not get mired in the distant logic with which men relate to God. Women see their relationship with the Lord and nurture it. She puts forth the idea that a woman's main mission is that of the spiritual--they are often seen as the "pious" sex, the women are the ones who are seen accompanying Christ on the way to Calvary, and in many ways, a woman's modesty/virtue affects the response of man, and therefore both complement each other in helping to strive to live holy lives.

...but I cannot do the book justice with that short summary, since she touches on so many other topics, so read it yourself! :) (If you have read The Privilege of Being a Woman, a lot of the book will sound familiar to you, but it's still worth reading!) Especially if you're into the "New Feminism," which doesn't seek to masculinize women like radical feminism, but instead seeks to restore femininity to its proper place of respect, this is a good book to read!
posted by Kristin @ 7:12 PM  

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