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Feminist Theologians Draft A Women's Bible, Challenging Male Interpretations of Biblical Women
The Christian Post ^ | 12/2/18 | Stoyan Zaimov

Posted on 12/07/2018 4:37:15 PM PST by marshmallow

A group of feminist theologians have come together to produce a draft of A Woman's Bible, meant to counter traditional male interpretations of women characters in the Bible.

AFP reported that the theologians, both from Protestant and Roman Catholic denominations across several countries, have put forth texts that challenge presentations of female Bible characters as weak and subordinate to the men around them.

"Feminist values and reading the Bible are not incompatible," said Lauriane Savoy, one of the Geneva theology professors behind A Women's Bible, which was published in French.

Along with colleague Elisabeth Parmentier, Savoy says that many people lack an understanding of bibical texts.

"A lot of people thought they were completely outdated with no relevance to today's values of equality," the theologian said.

Parmentier offered an account in the Gospel of Luke where Jesus visits two sisters, Martha and Mary, as one example of interpretations that A Women's Bible challenges.

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1 posted on 12/07/2018 4:37:15 PM PST by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

O Brother...talk about enrirely missing the message


2 posted on 12/07/2018 4:40:01 PM PST by DanielRedfoot (Liberalism is a mental disorder, and is revealed through abject stupidity)
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To: marshmallow

If God was a woman chocolate wouldn’t be fattening, women would have stronger sex drives than men, and none of that would matter anyway because She’d wipe out humanity with a great flood once per month. :)


3 posted on 12/07/2018 4:46:58 PM PST by Tell It Right (Offense sells Sooner tickets. Defense wins championships.)
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To: marshmallow

They aren’t trying to build up women, many of whom are described as strong and important in the Bible (unlike the Koran), they’re trying to tear down men.

Hey, maybe accept we are different and complimentary, and maybe build each other up? Sadly, that’s not the feminist way.


4 posted on 12/07/2018 4:53:07 PM PST by piytar (If it was not for double standards, the Democrats and the left would have NO standards.)
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That must be the ultimate oxymoron, “feminist theologian”.


5 posted on 12/07/2018 4:53:51 PM PST by Olog-hai ("No Republican, no matter how liberal, is going to woo a Democratic vote." -- Ronald Reagan, 1960)
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To: marshmallow
What about "pederast theologian," or "necrophile theologian," or "environmentalist theologian," or "mycophile theologian," or "vegan theologian," or "carnivore theologian," should those "theologians" have a remake "bible" also? The reason for the true Bible is to reconcile man to God--not God to man. We are here: “If there are no absolutes by which to judge society, then society is absolute.” Francis Schaeffer, How Shall We Then Live? (Old Tappan NJ: Fleming H Revell Company, 1976), p. 224.
6 posted on 12/07/2018 4:55:40 PM PST by Fungi
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To: marshmallow

Interesting. I await the feminist Koran and feminist Talmud. I won’t hold my breath.


7 posted on 12/07/2018 4:56:31 PM PST by cdcdawg
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To: Olog-hai

I am sooooo sick of this feminist crap I could scream——and I’m a woman.

I will NEVER vote for a woman——ever,because of this type of thing.

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8 posted on 12/07/2018 4:57:10 PM PST by Mears
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To: marshmallow
AFP reported that the theologians, both from Protestant and Roman Catholic denominations across several countries, have put forth texts that challenge presentations of female Bible characters as weak and subordinate to the men around them.

It is only their interpretations of various scripture verses.

Lots of that out there. It is not a rewriting of the Bible.

Lots of strong women in the Bible.

9 posted on 12/07/2018 5:00:01 PM PST by marktwain (President Trump and his supporters are the Resistance. His opponents are the Reactionaries.)
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To: DanielRedfoot

Amen. Uhhhh....awomen....


10 posted on 12/07/2018 5:06:33 PM PST by gundog ( Hail to the Chief, bitches!)
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To: marshmallow

No doubt the Feminist Bible will be bought for the novelty, then placed on the shelf next to the also unread Queen James Bible.


11 posted on 12/07/2018 5:07:50 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: Mears

I have to wonder about the depth of current education, when someone styled a ‘theologian’ says that they see a ‘virgin v whore’ dichotomy in the Bible’s depiction of women.

They obviously haven’t studied ancient thought, symbology, and philosophy deeply enough to get beyond their shallow and simplistic modern thinking. They are making religion banal, common, uninteresting - a grave mistake that they don’t seem wise enough to even recognize.


12 posted on 12/07/2018 5:08:40 PM PST by Jamestown1630 ("A Republic, if you can keep it")
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To: marshmallow

DO it! And go straight to Hell! Theologians! Ha!


13 posted on 12/07/2018 5:17:10 PM PST by FrdmLvr (They never thought she would lose.)
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To: marshmallow

Rewriting the Bible in their liking. I suppose a lotta people would like to do that, but they don’t have the financial backing or the time these feministas do.


14 posted on 12/07/2018 5:20:02 PM PST by LouieFisk
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To: marshmallow

Feminism is a cancer on the world


15 posted on 12/07/2018 5:20:17 PM PST by mrmeyer (You can't conquer a free man; the most you can do is kill him. Robert Heinlein)
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To: marshmallow

“feminist theologians ”

Hmmm, any thoughts Paul?

“But I do not allow a woman to teach or exercise authority over a man, but to remain quiet.” I Timothy 2:12

Thanks Paul!


16 posted on 12/07/2018 5:21:06 PM PST by aMorePerfectUnion
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To: marshmallow

I think there’s been a feminazi version out there for quite some time.


17 posted on 12/07/2018 5:23:30 PM PST by MayflowerMadam (Great things never come from comfort zones.)
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I misread the headline as “Feminist Theologians Daft”...seems like a better title.


18 posted on 12/07/2018 5:24:59 PM PST by Kipp
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To: marshmallow

Oh, for crying out loud. The Bible cannot be interpreted one way or another. It is what it is.


19 posted on 12/07/2018 5:27:53 PM PST by madison10
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To: marshmallow

Careful you don’t contradict God, ladies. For your own good.


20 posted on 12/07/2018 5:29:07 PM PST by reasonisfaith (What are the implications if the Resurrection of Christ is a true event in history?)
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