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Do Women Really Want to Go Back to Patriarchy? from Dr. Claude Mariottini
“When women really understand the implications of returning to patriarchy, the restrictions, the violence, and the limitations placed upon women by patriarchy, I am sure that with one voice they will reject such a return to a primitive and oppressive system.
Freedom from patriarchy means that a woman is free to make decisions that will affect her life today and in the future, such as choosing whom to marry or whether to obtain an education. A return to patriarchy is a return to oppressive submission, to a loss of freedom, and a loss of voice.”
5 Things Women Who Love Jesus and Believe the Bible Should Know about Their Personal Identity from Wade Burleson
“Any system, any society, any organization that places one gender as an authority over the other, whether it be patriarchal or matriarchal in nature, is a direct violation of the command and design of the Creator God. When God calls and gifts a person to accomplish a task, restrictions to the accomplishment of that task never take the form of gender. The notion that women can’t do some spiritual things that men can do in the church or in the home – like teach, lead, etc. – is a contradiction of the Scriptures themselves.”
Alarms in ETS about a Complementarian Conspiracy from Scot McKnight
“Next, Stan’s intelligent suggestion that there are reasons to think this set of resolutions was part of a complementarian conspiracy:
Third, the introduction and passage of the four-fold resolution package and the internet conversations following the 67th Annual Meeting are symptomatic of the desire of some ETS members to move the Society in the direction of precise, doctrinal, and interpretive clarity and definition, ideally in the form of a doctrinal statement and other “position statements.” I am trained not only as a theologian but as a church historian; consequently I am inclined to be skeptical of conspiracy theories unless there is compelling evidence. Nevertheless, based on the evidence, some of us are now wondering if there is a conspiracy within ETS to:
- ease out biblical egalitarians,
- exclude women from the leadership of ETS,
- let qualified women scholars know they are not part of ‘the old boys network'”