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The Do Gooders Podcast

Feb 27, 2023

Men lead. Women follow. The Bible tells us so.

Or does it? 

Is there a divine order when it comes to men and women?

What if so-called “biblical womanhood” isn’t biblical at all but arose from a series of clearly definable historical moments?

What if there is a better way forward for the contemporary church?

Dr. Beth Allison Barr lays out clear evidence that there is in her book, “The Making of Biblical Womanhood: How the Subjugation of Women Became Gospel Truth.”

Barr is a professor of history and former associate dean of the Graduate School at Baylor University.

She's been teaching world history for more than two decades while also a pastor's wife. And as she’ll tell you, there’s more to the story when it comes to those verses on women’s submission and silence.

In this episode, she shares some of the evidence, calls to flip the Christian narrative around patriarchy and offers a vision for a truly biblical view of womanhood.

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