Biblical Women—Submissive? by Joe E. Lunceford

By Joe E. Lunceford

for a few years i've got had an curiosity within the equality of ladies and males, fairly within the church, the place it's been woefully missing for the main half. extra lately Fundamentalist theologians became more and more blatant in saying that the Bible teaches subordination of girls to males either in and out the church. i've got argued that this concept effects from an irresponsible proof-texting from the Bible. i'm confident that, while taken as an entire, taking a look at all passages concerning ladies, the Bible helps the whole equality of ladies with males. i've got undertaken to illustrate this truth via taking a look conscientiously on the tales of ladies within the Bible, either named and unnamed, who weren't submissive to males and who refused to accept the function which their society tried to assign them. i've got taken those passages from the Bible and interpreted them in the context into which they're positioned, to the measure that this is often made up our minds. My objective was once to discover each tale within the Bible during which a girl stepped out of her societal position and did anything simply males have been alleged to do. I depart to the reader to make a decision even if i've got succeeded.

Joe E. Lunceford is Professor of latest testomony at Georgetown collage, Georgetown, Kentucky. He has served as a pastor, an army chaplain, and for twenty-seven years as a instructor. he's the writer of Parody and Counterimaging within the Apocalypse (Wipf & inventory, 2009).

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