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Title:Decolonizing Biblical Studies in Nigeria: women perspective
Author:Akintunde, Dorcas O.ISNI
Periodical:African Journal of Biblical Studies
Geographic term:Nigeria
gender inequality
Abstract:This article discusses the Bible with specific reference to Nigerian women. It explores whether the holy writ has been an instrument or primary source for the misogynist aspects of Christian theology and practice. It first outlines the relevance of the Bible in Nigerian society. Then it discusses the position of Christian women in Nigeria, arguing that they are subordinated to men in the economic, political, educational and religious spheres. It argues for the decolonization of Biblical Studies, taking the creation story as an example. The author concludes that a re-reading of the Bible from a woman's perspective reveals that the Bible does not subjugate women, rather that women can find liberating passages in the Biblical narratives. Notes, ref. [ASC Leiden abstract]