In The Book Titled, Feminism And Christianity, Caryn D.
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In the book titled, Feminism and Christianity, Caryn D. Riswold shares that Scholars have questioned what Jesus has said, and what Paul has written. I find it that neither one’s legacy can be limited and that neither should be perceived for minuscule verses in the Bible. The only way to decide if Jesus supports feminist theological positions, and if Paul supports the sexist theological position is by Biblical scholarship. To find my guidance on the questions, I brought to light, phenomenal Bible verses that will truly steer us to the answers. Furthermore, throughout the rest of this essay, you will pertain the knowledge of the issues this raises for modern Christians, and what the Bible has to share about dealing with men and women.…show more content… Throughout the seven books, he wrote female degrading verses such as 1 Corinthians 11:10, “It is for this reason a woman ought to have authority over her own head, because of the angels.” I found Riswold’s interpretation to be quite interesting, she shares that this verse occurs in a larger passage often used to justify female subordination to males because Paul is asserting that women have to have something or someone in charge of them. As I continued to dive into the books written by Paul, I found more interesting verses: 1 Corinthians 14:34, “Women should remain silent in the churches. They are not allowed to speak, but must be in submission, as the law says. If they want to inquire about something, they should ask their own husbands at home; for it is disgraceful for a woman to speak in the church.” I must remind you, we noticeably live in a lot of different time than those in the Bible. What is the perceived to be the social norm then, would be considered ludicrous now. From the information I gathered from Riswold and the opinions and thoughts I helped formulate, it cannot be determined that Paul is a misogynist.
Even though it’s stated that Jesus was, in fact, not a feminist, throughout textual evidence in the Bible and his experiences with women, it is unquestionably certain that he values women and has a great deal of respect for them. Throughout the stories in the Bible, women have been impactful, angelic, expressive and furthermore. Not all