Friday, November 03, 2006

More On Evangelicals, Sex, and Bigotry

Bitch | Lab posts from Rapture Ready an article about a new book on evangelical feminism. Who knew there was such a thing? A brief excerpt of a brief article:

[Wayne] Grudem, author of numerous books and co-founder and former president of the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, is research professor of Bible and theology at Phoenix Seminary in Arizona. In his new book, he discusses 25 patterns of argument employed by evangelical feminists and shows how each one dismisses the authority of Scripture.

[Albert] Mohler [president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary] raises the question, “If the New Testament is to be superseded by a later reality based in a more modern understanding, how can the church justify relativizing some texts without relativizing others?”
It can't, but of course these guys have not understood that "Biblical literalism" is already "a more modern understanding." Is there a text in this religion?
Grudem argues that the hermeneutic, or method of interpreting Scripture, used to advocate evangelical feminism leads to the normalization of homosexuality as well. And the approval of homosexuality, Grudem writes, “is the final step along the path to liberalism.”
And here I always thought that gay rights was the first slouching step on the path toward Gomorrha, not the last! It turns out the first step toward recognizing gays as human beings is recognizing women as human beings.


Bitch | Lab said...

ha. i had no idea there were evan. feminists. i'll have to check this out.

btw, i love the theme you have going -- check out our lending offers, etc. very funny! i like reading your blogperson also. diff. from the list -- not that it was bad there.just that there is more personality at the blog.

later --

Egil Skallagrimsson said...

i have for some time been trying to find my inner blogperson. s/he seems to be making some headway. :)

i had no idea, either, about evangelical feminism. i had a friend in grad school who was conservative jewish and worked on kabbalah, which was traditionally forbidden. i also happen to have had some interesting conversations with somewhat "radical" evangelicals. the very idea creates some cognitive dissonance, but they seem to be there.