I was a Commissioner, or a delegate, from the Presbytery of East Toronto. Each presbytery is able to send one sixth of its ministers and an equal number of elders to the Assembly. So we met with other commissioners from across Canada to discuss and make decisions about matters that are of concern for the whole church. The Assembly is a wonderful experience of connecting and reconnecting with other people in the church and getting a bigger picture of the life of our denomination in Canada and its connections around the world. I think it is fair to say, though, that we arrived with a good deal of anxiety about this meeting.
Woman as Temptress, Mother, and Saint
Woman as Temptress, Mother, and Saint — Google Arts & Culture
It is difficult, perhaps impossible, not to read the Bible through a veil of received interpretation, a proposition demonstrated with particular forcefulness in the case of Genesis 3. Allusions to the story of the Fall regularly assume Eve to be the archetypal femme fatale : she tempts Adam to participate with her in a divinely forbidden act in order to gain illicit knowledge, thus luring him to his death, and with him, the rest of humankind. Biblical scholarship has vigorously protested against this characterization; and, especially since the second half of the twentieth century, feminist scholars in particular have employed a range of methodological approaches to refute the notion that the Bible represents Eve as a temptress. Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.
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