The Autonomous Woman
Feminism’s Incompatibility with Christian Faith
by Susan Cyre
Feminist Daphne Hampson, a systematic theologian at the University of St. Andrew, Scotland, writes, “To be a Christian is not simply to preach Jesus’ message. It is also to proclaim a message about Jesus—and therein for a feminist lie all the problems”1 (emphasis mine). Feminism as an ideology with its own set of priorities, goals, and premises competes for our allegiance to the Jesus Christ of Scripture. While feminist ideology can recognize some parts of Jesus’ message as compatible with their own premises and goals, it cannot accept Jesus’ person as the definitive revelation of God. Feminist ideology cannot proclaim a message about Jesus Christ.
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