Why is Aristotle Teaching Your Bible Study?

Erika Santiago
Erika Santiago
Why is Aristotle Teaching Your Bible Study?

A few years ago, I came across a YouTube bible study where the speaker seemed to hold views that were unfavorable towards women. This prompted me to delve deeper into Christian beliefs about women and how they sometimes deviate from the biblical teachings, favoring a Hellenistic perspective instead. Whenever someone voices their concern about the modern church being excessively influenced by the surrounding culture, I remind them that the church has always been positively and negatively impacted by the cultural norms prevalent at that time. I shared my thoughts on this topic on the No More Silos episode: “Why is Aristotle Teaching Your Bible Study?

Today, I’m grateful for continued scholarship into the ramifications of having a poor view of women in some areas of the church. In addition to the resources mentioned on the episode below, I’m adding one more:

Resources mentioned on the episode:

“Aristotle and the Household Codes”  

Aristotle’s views on women – Wikipedia

The Making of Biblical Womanhood: How the Subjugation of Women Became Gospel Truth by Beth Allison Bar

Deconstructing Your Faith: Western Christianity Vs Biblical Christianity | Dr. Eric Mason | 9/5/21, 2021

 “‘Must Manage His Own Household Well’ (1 Timothy 3:4-5)” 
Irresistible: Reclaiming the New That Jesus Unleashed for the World by Andy Stanley

“Women Church Leaders in the New Testament” 

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