Matters of Interpretation

Books, for instance, like of the Bible


Matters of Interpretation

Notes, questions, and thoughts on what I read, from where I read it.

These most often include notes and questions for the weekly scripture text we’re studying in the adult class that meets at the “not-that-early hour of 9:00 a.m.” on Sundays at the Corydon Presbyterian Church in Corydon, Indiana. [Please feel free to contact me for the Zoom link if you’d like to join us for that! Physical, geographical location seems to matter less these days, and you’ll be more than welcome.]

Other matters surface occasionally.

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the hermeneutrix

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I’m HAT (Heather Anne Thiessen, M.Div., Ph.D.), a happily married, Bible-reading, Presbyterian Church Sunday School teaching and choir singing missing, small fuel efficient car driving, still pretty much 2nd wave feminist and generally out white lesbian Hoosier mom. (That’s way too Christian for some, not Christian enough for others.) From time to time I teach religious studies to undergraduates at a small liberal arts college in Louisville, Kentucky. “Context is everything.”

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… utopian discourse

Matters of Interpretation is the successor to an earlier blog, Utopian Discourse. Because the internet is forever, its sitemap still contains that little patch of thought about utopia. Like so much other utopian discourse, it takes place in the present as memory.


Embrace negative capability.

Images: “Still Life with Books and Cup” [detail] by Antonín Procházka, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons; “Evening Reflection 2” by Atelier ŽITNIK, optimistically CC BY-SA 4.0, originally via Wikimedia Commons