The faith Jesus had in women...
Over the next ten Thursday's we'll run a count-down (or should that be a 'count-up'?) of the most widely read commentaries from Dr Ian Elmer during 2010. We are starting at number 11 because number one is so far off the scale — at 32,984 reads — that we attribute that significantly to other causes. So we're going to award number one spot to that and the next most read commentary which came in, closer to the field at 8,468 reads. Overall Dr Elmer now has nearly 170 commentaries published on Catholica. These 170 pages were accessed a total of 102,957 times last year. That is a very impressive number in any publisher's language — and far extends the communication reach Ian enjoys in his employed position as a lecturer at St Paul's Theological College, ACU (Australian Catholic University). We do know that Dr Elmer's commentaries are well read by theology students in various tertiary institutions spread all around the globe.
In today's commentary, which with considerable God-incidence coincides with yesterday's commentary from Tom McMahon examining the importance of women for the future of religion and spirituality, has a focus on Jesus attitude towards women. The original commentary was the first in a new series examining the ways in which Jesus differed from other religious leaders and rabbis. In this first part he examined the counter-cultural attitude Jesus took towards women and how this was reversed by later followers in the late-first and early-second centuries. This commentary was accessed 1,564 times last year. It was originally published on 28 July 2007.
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