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I agree with George Stagg's review
on June 27, 2001
I believe the author wanted the Bible to say that it is ok to have women as clergymen, and for women and men to have equal roles in marriage. It was with this objective that the author interpreted the Bible such that it would fit in with his pre-conceived bias. There are no Biblical passages that really explain and promote his basic views that the saying of God to Eve: "Your desire shall be towards your husband, and he shall rule over you." had Satan's backing, or that this was contrary to the original plan in creation. It's funny how the author believes that Adam gave Eve the prohibition concerning the forbidden fruit, but that he also believes that God never intended for men to lead or have guidance over women. In other words, the author condradicts himself. There is no passage he can show where St. Paul was trying to promote equality between the sexes for administrative positions in the church. On the contrary, the New Testament promotes the idea that there ARE differences between the sexes, and that Christians are in danger of repeating the bad example of Adam and Eve by allowing women to have positions of authority. In summary, this book has illogical conclusions, unsupported propositions (as other critics have charged), and leads people to interpret the Bible in such a way that the points the New Testament writers were trying to get across are explained away and are made irrelevant.