Exploring the biblical theology of Christian egalitarianism

Category: Gender in Genesis 1-3

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What was Adam’s excuse?

Eve’s reason for eating the forbidden fruit was that she was deceived. What was Adam’s excuse? Suzanne McCarthy suggests Adam did give a reason in Genesis 3.

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The Holy Spirit and Eve as Helpers

The Holy Spirit and Eve as Helpers

Both the Holy Spirit and Eve are described as helpers in the Bible. However, the role of Holy Spirit as helper (given in John’s Gospel) does not inform our understanding of Eve as helper (Genesis 2), and vice versa. Here’s why.

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John Paul II on Mutual Submission in Marriage

The stance of the Roman Catholic Church in regards to mutual submission in marriage is much more egalitarian than the stance of many evangelicals. Here are some interesting excerpts from the Vatican document on the “Dignity of Women” (Mulieris Dignitatem).

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Gender Roles Rooted in Creation?

Complementarians believe that men have authority over women. They believe this principle is rooted in creation and is therefore timeless in application. Cynthia Westfall exposes the faults in this thinking.

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Blaming Eve Alone

Was Eve alone when the serpent spoke to her? Is Eve solely to be blamed for the downfall of mankind? In this post I give a summary of Julie Parker’s essay, “Blaming Eve Alone: Translation, Omission, and Implications of עמה in Genesis 3:6b.”

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Men and Women in Genesis 1

Genesis 1 tells us about God’s creation of humanity and the equal status and authority of men and women. This message of equality is lost in some interpretations tainted by influences from the ancient Greeks.

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Women, Eve and Deception

Does the Bible teach that women are more easily deceived, or more deceptive, than men? In this article I take a quick look at what the Bible says about women and deception, and especially at Eve.

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A Suitable Helper (in Hebrew)

In the past, many people have had a narrow and lowly view of the meaning of “helper” (ezer) used for Eve in Genesis 2:18 & 20. How is ezer used elsewhere in the Hebrew Old Testament?

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