Riechert the Smith (Germany). I see nothing here but marks of the Deity, and I speak of nothing but man! my memory is perpetually filled with bitter remembrances of passed evils; and are there more to be feared still? Doctor Johann Faustus (Germany, abstracted from the Faust Chapbook of ).
The Miller with the Golden Thumb (England). What a monster am I! When we allow any philosophical model to rule our theology, we have taken a step in the direction of abandoning the purity of our faith.
The End of the World (Ireland, Patrick Kennedy). The Kind Stepdaughter and the Frog (England, Can I See Girlfriends or Wifes Cell Calls or SMS W.
Paul was, then, a sort of Jewish curmudgeon when it came to women. If you had any occasion to fear you would be less negligent. "In the marriage relationship her husband reflects the Lord while she reflects the Church. This does not deny the husband and wifes essential equality before God, an idea which Paul affirms in Galatians 3:28, where he declares, "There is neither male nor female, for all are one in Christ. The Clergymans Wife (Sweden).
The traditional camp, on the other hand, advocates equality before God, but is committed to complementarianism, rather than egalitarianism. Folktales of type 850 in which a lowborn suitor wins the hand of a princess by describing her hidden birthmarks. Now, I knew very little about acting but a great deal about making love. You know nothing moved me to it but your disgrace, nor did I give my consent, but yours. How many ladies lay claim to them?
But tell me whence proceeds your neglect of me since my being professed? You have been the cruel occasion of this by your conduct, Unfaithful One! The Fox and The Wolf (Netherlands). We must not be deceived. The Invisible Silk Robe (Sri Lanka).
Is Paul telling the Ephesians that husbands and wives are to practice equal submission? Our language may not determine reality, but the words we use set in stone what we believe about reality. O farewell, honest soldier.