Why should feminists read the bible?

Julie Kelso

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The article explores several reasons feminists should read the Bible. The author mentions how contemporary feminists view the Bible as a book that evokes a backward thinking, a patriarchally defined body of literary work that has been used historically to maintain and perpetuate the oppression of women. They consider the bible as something of a demonic manuscript that outlines the evils of patriarchy. Despite these conceptions, there has been a growth in the number of feminists wanting to read, research and write about biblical texts in the 1990s.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4-13
Number of pages10
JournalHecate: an interdisciplinary journal of women's liberation
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2007


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