In the beginning God created Eve. Then came Jezebel, Salome, Mary Magdalene and a whole bunch more. All told there are more than 500 women in the Bible.
Most of them don’t have names, but every one has a story. And how those stories have been understood and misunderstood in the past shapes our sexual politics today. Feminist theologians argue that women in the Bible have been done wrong by more than 2,000 years of patriarchal scholarship.
Think Mary Magdalene was a prostitute? The new scholarship says nope. And not just that, but Eve really was framed — just like the bumper sticker says.
(Hsoted by Dick Gordon)
Carol Meyers, Professor of Theology, Duke University
Ross Kraemer, Professor of Religion, University of Pennsylvania
Liz Curtis Higgs, author of Bad Girls of the Bible.