Thursday, September 01, 2011

Kimberley Patton teaches at Harvard Divinity School--comparative religion, among other things. She noticed a dangerous idea that is common to many religious traditions--the idea that the ocean can wash away bad stuff and then the bad stuff is gone and no longer exists.

Her book on this is called "The Sea Can Wash Away All Evils: Modern Marine Pollution and the Ancient Cathartic Ocean."