Saturday, June 14, 2008

Defining Virtue with Strength

Joe Carter, after reviewing the content of Proverbs 31, which is frequently cited by evangelicals as defining what is a "virtuous woman," points out that the ideal presented in that chapter in many ways describes someone who is very different than what modern day conservative Christians have in mind when they discuss women's roles. He concludes:

But we need to carefully consider how the qualities and virtues presented in Proverbs 31 can be translated into our own time and culture. As Christians we need to present a more robust view of the role of the "noble wife" that is rooted more in the Bible than in 50's-era faux nostalgia.

Read the rest here.


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