T.J. Wray was recently interviewed on the Grief Dreams podcast. Because she has written extensively on the bible as well as on grief and grief dreams, her main focus here is on grief dreams that appear in some of the biblical narratives. You can find the podcast here.
T. J. Wray was recently interviewed for an article for Next Avenue on Grief Dreams. Excerpt: Dreams have even shaped history according to Wray, whose day job is as a professor of theology and religious studies at Salve Regina University in Newport, R.I. “In the world of Biblical antiquity, dreams were considered truthful representations of what God wants. There are many major events in history [...]
When returning from a trip to the Holy Land, many people report that they are in one way or another, transformed. The experience of wandering through ancient ruins and walking through the towns and villages mentioned in the Bible changes forever the way in which they read and understand the Bible. As a woman and professor of biblical studies who has visited the Holy [...]
On June 10, 2016 Pope Francis, in a formal decree, elevated the July 22 memorial day of Mary Magdalene to an official feast day. The Pope’s action, as always, drew mixed reviews. While the vast majority greeted the news with a positive nod, there were some who wondered why Francis decided to make such a move at this time, and why Mary Magdalene? After all, [...]
Three months after my brother died, I bumped into a friend I hadn’t seen in about six weeks. When she asked how I was doing, I naturally assumed she was concerned about how I was handling the grief. (This particular friend sent me a lovely condolence letter a few days after my brother’s death.) When I told her that I was “doing as well as [...]