The Unmaking of Biblical Womanhood

The New Yorker‘s Eliza Griswold shadows the historians Beth Allison Barr and Kristin Kobes Du Mez in Waco, Texas. Both authors have recent books that are bestsellers and that critique complmentarianism within evangelicalism. “Women think all of this is the Bible because they learn it in their churches,” Barr told Griswold. “But it’s really a post-Second World War construction of domesticity, which was designed to send working women back to the kitchen.”

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