Dr. Mimi Haddad will present “Reading Scripture through a Patriarchal Lens: How Masculine Christianity Distorts Divine and Human Ontology” at the Evangelical Theological Society, Other Voices in Interpretation. ETS will be held November 15-17, 2016 in San Antonio, TX.
Paper Description: Christian teachings and traditions have repeatedly capitulated to patriarchal philosophy and culture. The result has been a formulation of “male” as more godlike whereby males arrogate authority over females, a position from which females are deemed ontologically inferior. This paper will consider modern examples of masculine Christianity as it distorts not only the nature and purpose of humanity created male and female in God’s image, but as it also misrepresents the nature and purpose of God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.