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Jessica Hooten Wilson

Articles & Essays

The Mind of a Mother and Maker

As a teenager I began to notice that the great women writers that I loved were not mothers—Flannery O’Connor, Emily Dickinson, and Jane Austen. This was a frightening observation to a young woman who wanted to be both a mother and a writer. Thankfully, I later…
Talks & Lectures

The Scandalous Holy

Watch "The Scandalous Holy" by Jessica Hooten Wilson at Oklahoma Baptist University on Youtube here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUTrEahuhMg Listen to more of my talks on Dante's Divine Comedy. https://jessicahootenwilson.com/episode-2-dr-jessica-hooten-wilson-talks-about-dantes-divine-comedy-and-hop%e2%80%aae%e2%80%ac/
Articles & Essays

Restoring Classical Education

The health crisis of 2020 revealed problems in education in a way no one could have predicted. When students were required to learn from home, parents witnessed what was being taught—or not being taught—at government schools. My friends would lament that their children only spent…
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April 27, 2021
Book Reviews

Seeing Black people in scripture

Esau McCaulley’s book reclaims what the Black church has always known. What does it mean to exercise hope while reading the Bible? Esau McCaulley approaches this question through the perspectives and questions Black readers bring to the interpretation of scripture. Reading While Black is a much-needed addition…
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April 20, 2021
Book Reviews

Misdirected Passion

Perhaps a hundred years ago feels too distant to be relevant. How much more disconnected does seven hundred years ago feel? Yet, when reporters asked Sigrid Undset why she wrote medieval sagas, the Nobel Prize winning novelist answered, “You can only write novels of your…
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April 20, 2021