Zelophehad’s Daughters

God’s Bifocals: Symbols and Allegories

Posted by Kiskilili

On a recent thread on Feminist Mormon Housewives the perennially relevant topic of symbols has been raised yet again. In some traditional discussions of the ancient world and its use of symbols, Greece has been painted as a distinctive break with the Near East for its rational, linear attempts to understand reality, in contrast to […]

What are Symbols for?

Posted by Kiskilili

Perhaps because I’m not well versed in semiotics, I find the subject of symbols endlessly confusing. And, as this post will amply attest, the more I think about it, the more confused I become. Here’s how I (mis)read the situation: