Week 10 – “Canonization & Marginalization” King

November 29, 2007

This article clearly had an agenda, and I’m afraid I’m losing patience with the articles in this book for that reason. Good thing we’re on the last bit of it. One assertion that surprised me: “Canon and ‘orthodoxy’ were devised in part to exclude women from positions of leadership and authority” (289). I do think it’s true that scripture has been read through the lens of our patriarchal society, and a lot of assumptions have been made with that bias that skew biblical truth. But I’m not so quick to agree with King that scripture was canonized in order to keep women under the thumb of male domination.

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