One of the required texts for my theology class is Lets Do Theology by Laurie Green (who is actually a guy). Now I'm not one to judge a book by its cover, but this time I did. Turns out I was wrong, it was worse than I initially judged. Here is a particular section reproduced below:
"[Feminists] have adopted a phrase from Habermas - 'a hermeneutic of suspicion' - to indicate that it is no longer acceptable simply to take the traditional interpretations of the text, nor the texts themselves, as indicative of the original event. All sorts of power-dynamics were at play in the formation of our Christian tradition, and feminists have helped to design critical tools to excavate beneath the present interpretations and unearth the original revelation. Finally from their new awareness, feminist theologians have offered the Church altogether new insights into the nature of God, God's way with us, and a commitment to a distinctive way of doing theology."
Upon reading this excerpt, I was shocked! To realize that the formation of Christianity was made possible by a bunch of sexist, power-mongers? I'll never look at Paul the same. Now, on a serious note, have we all been misinterpreting Scripture for the past two thousand years? Thank God for the feminists to come along and free us from wallowing in our own misunderstanding and false teaching. Who would've known, those hundreds of Biblical scholars, theologians, pastors, teachers, authors and maybe Paul himself all had it wrong? Greens words perfectly encapsulate Feminist ideologies and thus the height of their hubris. Finally now, we have the right tools! Finally, I can see the nature of God!
Finally I realize how misguided post-modern theology has become. How far that very word has been stretched, theology, so that we can now "do it" anytime, anywhere, with friends, strangers. That we now hear whatever our "itching ears" want to hear.