'Biblical Womanhood' A year of living by the book
October 1, 2011 12:03 PM Subscribe
As an evangelical Christian, Rachel Held Evans often heard about the importance of practicing "biblical womanhood," but she didn't quite know what that meant. Everyone she asked seemed to have a different definition. Evans decided to embark on a quest to figure out how to be a woman by the Bible's standards
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. For one year, she has followed every rule in the Old and New Testaments. (FAQ)
Her project is set to end today.
Rachel Held Evans has also used her blog to actively champion gender equality and respect in Evangelical Christianity. Challenging homophobia
, narrow views of womanhood
, and privilege
, she has attracted attention
the evangelical community
She has also been kicking ass wrestling with Evangelical heavyweights. This summer, she called out Mark Driscoll as a bully for his homophobic remarks on Facebook
, prompting a response
, and last month challenged best-selling author Donald Miller for writing that women are not the primary characters in their own "love stories"
. All this in a world in which there's an ongoing debate over whether husbands are the masters of their wives.