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This morning I posted a review of one chapter of Rachel Miller’s book, and in a ships-passing-in-the-night kind of way, today she also posted a response to Mark Jones’ criticism of how she cited me. Still with me?
In my post this morning, I alluded to the fact that she is not a reliable interpreter of my words, but I did not cite any specifics—I was planning to address things like that when we got there. But in her response to Jones this morning, she stoutly defended herself against Jones’ assertion by posting shots of every citation from me in her book.
Site - Aimee - Byrd - Retweet - Umbrage
And I got to her site from Aimee Byrd’s retweet, where umbrage was apparently taken over the very idea that Rachel Miller could have possibly misrepresented someone.
I do not intend to go through every one of these now, as I think that the original plan is best, which is to treat them as we get to them. But so that you might know that Rachel Miller really is an unreliable interpreter of my words, let me address one of them—the last one she cites.
She says this:
“Many define women by their relationship to men and by how useful they are to men instead of defining them as necessary allies and coheirs. This reduces women to objects—a wife is “a man’s vessel” for “sexual possession.”30 But women made in the image of God have inherent worth regardless of their relationships with others.”
Footnote - Wilson
The footnote #30 simply reads: Wilson, 117.
At the cited place in Reforming Marriage, I say this:
Men - Faithfulness - Wives - God - Sanctification
“Christian men must learn to discipline themselves in their faithfulness to their own wives. ‘For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you should abstain from sexual immorality; that each of you should know how to possess his own vessel in sanctification and honor,...
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