Oct 30

Kathy Keller Reviews Rachel Held Evans

2012 at 6:19 pm   |   by Nicole Whitacre Filed under Biblical Womanhood

Kathy Keller provides an important and insightful critique of a new book by Rachel Held Evans entitled A Year of Biblical Womanhood. Your discernment will be sharpened by reading this review:

Rachel, I can and do agree with much of what you say in your book regarding the ways in which either poor biblical interpretation or patriarchal customs have sinfully oppressed women. I would join you in exposing churches, books, teachers, and leaders who have imposed a human agenda on the Bible. However, you have become what you claim to despise; you have imposed your own agenda on Scripture in order to advance your own goals. In doing so, you have further muddied the waters of biblical interpretation instead of bringing any clarity to the task.

As a woman also engaged in trying to understand the Bible as it relates to gender, I had hoped for better.