Date: Thu, 4 Aug 94 12:33 CDT Subject: Re: Promise Keepers At 10:55 PM 8/3/94 -0500, Bruce

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Date: Thu, 4 Aug 94 12:33 CDT From: grasse@pobox.upenn.edu (Karen Grasse) Subject: Re: Promise Keepers At 10:55 PM 8/3/94 -0500, Bruce_Bradshaw@wvi.org wrote: > Michael, I think your intent is commendable, but there is > too much marital abuse by Bible-believing Christians. > scripture. I think much of the N.T. teaching on woman had liberated > women from the roles they had held in their particular life > situations. I think Jesus was particularly deliberate about > challenging some of the Jewish beliefs and practices concerning > women. > > However, the scriptures, particularly those concerning women, have to > be interpreted according to the cultures in which they were > written and to which they were written. My fear is that many of > these 52,000 male promise keepers--and millions of others--will read > the scripture without seeing how progessive nature N.T. teachings > about women are. Therefore, rather than continuing the Christian > tradition of empowering women, these men will interpret the N.T. > teachings on women according to their own cultural contexts. This > interpretation will prevent them from seeing the N.T. as > empowering women, and influence them to desire a loving relationship > with their wives, but nevertheless, there interpretations > of scripture are more likely to facilitate a relationship that > disempowers and dominates women. > Bruce, Thank you! for being the male voice who understands where this kind of teaching leads in the long run and what it implies for women. You articulate very well what I was trying to get at in my "spouting off" posting. -- KAREN * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Karen Grasse Coordinator, Special Projects Office of CEO/Dean University of Pennsylvania Medical Center E-MAIL: grasse@pobox.upenn.edu TEL: (215)898-0748 FAX: (215)898-6599 * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

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