Lee-Barnewall–egalitarian usefulness


I am continuing to write about Michelle Lee- Barnewall’s Neither Complementarian nor Egalitarian.

She talks about the women’s suffrage movement as one of the social reform movements that grew out of 19th century activism. However, she does not talk about how evangelical women related to that movement. I do not know. I may research it myself sometime.

What she does do is to say that at first suffrage was supported on the basis of women’s right to free expression as individuals. She says that argument failed to get political traction. What eventually succeeded was the argument that women had something to contribute to politics that men did not. The notion the women provided a voice that supported domesticity, the family, and even holiness counter to male worldliness was what prevailed.

Though I do not think she would agree with the idea that women are more holy than men, she does think…

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About jamesbradfordpate

My name is James Pate. I study the History of Biblical Interpretation at Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio, as part of its Ph.D. program. I have an M.A. in Hebrew Bible from Jewish Theological Seminary, an M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School, and a B.A. from DePauw University. This blog is about my journey. I read books. I watch movies and TV shows. I go to church. I try to find meaning. And, when I can’t do that, I just talk about stuff that I find interesting.
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