Being Feminist, Being Christian: Essays from Academia by Allyson Jule, Bettina Tate Pedersen

By Allyson Jule, Bettina Tate Pedersen

Can an individual be Christian and Feminist even as? In those prolonged essays, authors discover a few of the intersections of feminism, feminist thought and perform, and Christian culture because it is lived out within the lives of Christian academics.

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If I, as their teacher, am to help them develop their own understandings of and responses to the question of whether or not a Christian can be a feminist or a feminist can be a Christian, matters of biblical authority and interpretation of scripture are really central to the matter and must be acknowledged and addressed in as accessible and straightforward a way as possible. Further, it is easy to point to Old and New Testament passages, that even the staunchest literalist does not read, interpret, and in turn enact as the passages would literally admonish: for menstruating women to confine themselves during the course of their periods, for men to take multiple wives or for a father to offer his daughters as prostitutes, for slaves to obey their masters, and so on.

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