Author Topic: Jean Bethke Elshtain  (Read 1188 times)

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Jean Bethke Elshtain
« on: August 12, 2013, 04:52:09 PM »
Just noticed that Jean Bethke Elshtain passed away over the weekend.  I'm sure there are some here with more direct interaction with her, but in the few writings I read and the handful of public appearances I attended, she struck me as someone of great wisdom, insight, and winsomeness.  May God provide her friends and family with comfort and a Peace that passes all understanding.

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Re: Jean Bethke Elshtain
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2013, 10:43:41 PM »
I am truly sorry to hear this; there were few scholars like her.  May she rest in God's peace.

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Re: Jean Bethke Elshtain
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2013, 11:09:06 AM »
Mollie Hemingway offers some nice words:  http://ricochet.com/main-feed/Jean-Bethke-Elshtain-A-Giant-Rests

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Re: Jean Bethke Elshtain
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2013, 08:11:49 PM »
Mollie Hemingway offers some nice words:  http://ricochet.com/main-feed/Jean-Bethke-Elshtain-A-Giant-Rests
Hemingway doesn't note that the "nice Lutheran lady" converted to Catholicism a few years ago. I think she was influenced by the heavily Catholic crowd at First Things and particularly the late Richard Neuhaus. She wrote interesting stuff on Augustine and took an unpopular stand in support of the Iraq War.