The Book of #Genesis, part 6: Patriarchs and others | Jane Williams | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk
Feminist rereadings of these texts have allowed us to recover the anger and outrage that they should provoke. But much debate has also revolved around what is to be made, theologically, of the unabashed patriarchy of texts like Genesis. If the theologians of Genesis had the insight and authority to critique many other assumptions in the cultures in which they lived, why not this one about women? Does that imply that #patriarchy has some kind of divine sanction, or, at the very least, that God turns a blind eye to it in order to achieve ends that then become, by implication, more important?