‘Eve Isn’t Evil’: Alum scholar challenges assumptions about women in the Bible

In the new episode of the YDS “Quadcast,” scholar and author Julie Faith Parker ’02 S.T.M., ’09 Ph.D. interprets the Bible through a feminist lens, reclaiming the biblical figure of Eve as a hero and questioning the common idea that only men authored scripture. Parker also argues for the view that some of the women in Jesus’ circle are more important than some of the twelve disciples.

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Dr. Julie Faith Parker is the author of the new book Eve Isn’t Evil: Feminist Readings of the Bible to Upend Our Assumptions (Baker Academic). She is currently a Visiting Scholar at Union Theological Seminary and Biblical Scholar in Residence at Marble Collegiate Church in New York. Previously, she served the faculty at General Theological Seminary in New York and Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus, Ohio. She has also taught at Yale Divinity School, Colby College, Fordham University, Andover Newton Theological School, and New York Theological Seminary.

The YDS “Quadcast” series is hosted by Emily Judd ’19 M.A.R., who is Senior Communications Specialist at the Higher Committee of Human Fraternity, an international humanitarian organization supported by Pope Francis, the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, and the leadership of the United Arab Emirates. She previously worked as a journalist in the Middle East.

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“Eve Isn’t Evil” Episode transcript (.pdf)

January 9, 2024