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Phyllis Trible and Sojourner Truth on Eve

How to respond to the Christian tradition’s blaming Eve for The Fall of Humanity?

Phyllis Trible systematically shows how the tradition has misread the text.

Sojourner Truth picks up on how much power the tradition implicitly grants Eve and runs with it.  If a woman has the power to do that much damage, she argues, then certainly women working together can turn the world around.  Here’s a reading of Sojourner’s “Ain’t I a Woman?” speech.

 


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