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The Search for God at Harvard

Goldman, Ari L. | Times Books, 1991


p. 247

A New York Times reporter, an orthodox Jew, spends a sabbatical year at Harvard Divinity School as a student, and discovers many strange things there. E.g., the culturally and morally relativist students at Harvard Div would “listen respectfully” to tales of women in Islamic settings enabling men to be the breadwinners by educating the children and taking care of the home. “Nobody dared to impose Western values on Muslim women, even though they were quick to impose liberal values on Christian Fundamentalists. Everybody seemed to hiss when we read [of a Christian woman] taking care of her husband, but everyone listened with respect when we heard tales of Muslim women doing exactly the same thing.”