It seemed she was writing to a wider audience of those interested in gender studies, not just Christians who were interested in redeeming their own muddled history toward women. Because of that, she does not take at face value that the Scriptures have any sort of spiritual identity, and might make some Christians uncomfortable because of that. However, if readers recognize that she is writing toward a wider audience, I do think her account is appropriately dangerous, and can hopefully jar Christians into action to reverse the long tradition of misogynistic interpretation of Scripture and misogynistic action in the church.
Sunday, October 2, 2011
A first review of Holy Misogyny
review of Holy Misogyny on the Englewood Review of Books website. This is a very interesting and brave website I think. It is written for a Christian-centered audience, but its reviewers comment on books that are not necessarily written from that same perspective. I especially appreciated what she had to say toward the end of the review, which I quote here:
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