I highly recommend this book to anyone who is struggling with trying to respond to people who misuse the Bible to sanction the status quo. As this book so wonderfully demonstrates, this is nothing new in history. The Bible has been misused to sanction slavery, war and the subjugation of women to men.
Here are a few excerpts:
“Forced upon every Biblical interpreter is the awesome question, ‘with whom do I identify when I interpret the Bible?'” “What glasses do I wear?”
“The interpreter’s religious, political, and (most significantly!) economic situation affects, even determines, what one sees in the Bible.”
As you use the Bible to state your position, all of us need to consider our “position” in society, and “what glasses do I wear?”