Geneva feminist theologians say Bible is outdated and not relevant to today’s values
Women in the Bible needed an upgrade, says Lauriane Savoy, a theology professor who pushed for the Une Bible des Femmes (A Women’s Bible). Published in October 2018, the Bible reflects the value and importance of women.
“Feminist values and reading the Bible are not incompatible,” Savoy told AFP.
Redefining scriptures to satisfy a progressive view
The Holy Bible is criticized for suppressing women’s rights, ignoring slavery, and condemning same-sex acts. But today, neo-feminists are inspiring theologians to reinterpret the Holy Bible.
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The old testament depicted high respect for these women of courage – Zipporah, Deborah, Manoah’s wife; Ruth, Hannah, Abagail, the wise woman of Tekoa & Abel-Bethmaach; Shunammite Woman, Queen Esther. [Rachel Lehner]
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“We wanted to work in an ecumenical way,” said Parmentier, a theologian working with Savoy. She also said, “We are fighting against a literal reading of the texts,” and this is where it becomes dangerous.
Religious ecumenism and “progressive idealism” are some of Satan’s tools to dilute Biblical truth.
An egalitarian reinterpretation of the sacred text
Standing behind the statues of Calvin and other Protestant founders at the University of Geneva, Savoy claims that the Bible we have today is “completely outdated with no relevance to today’s values of equality.“