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Virginia Mollenkott, 88, Dies; Feminist Found Liberation in the Bible
Published in The New York Times

by Penelope Green

A Christian evangelical who was shunned for her lesbianism, she became an influential scholar of the Bible, finding in it acceptance of L.G.B.T.Q. people. more...

Virginia Ramey Mollenkott Ph.D. 1932 - 2020
Published on

by Debra Morrison and Gail Ricciuti

Dr. Virginia Ramey Mollenkott entered the great company of the Saints in Light at 8:30 p.m. Sept. 25, 2020. more...

2020 has taken another friend of the archive.
Published onWhat in the World

by Camille Kaminski Lewis

Virginia Ramey Mollenkott, Bob Jones University Class of 1953 and noted feminist theologian and scholar and LGBTQ+ advocate, passed away September 25, 2020. more...

Rest in Peace: Virginia Ramey Mollenkott (1932-2020)
Published on Martha y Maria: Women's Lives, Women's Rights

by Anne Linstatter

Her pioneering work in feminist biblical analysis, feminist theology, and LGBTQ theologies made her a sought-after speaker at churches, conferences, universities and seminaries. more...

In Memory of Her: Dr. Virginia Ramey Mollenkott
Published on WATER (Women's Alliance for Theology, Ethics and Ritual)

by Mary E. Hunt 

Her long and unique life of committed scholarship, activism, and faithful witness made her a cherished member of many circles. She leaves a multitude of survivors.   more...

Colorful image of Virginia Ramey Mollenkott by North Carolina artist Jeremy WhitnerRIP Virginia Mollenkott: Trailblazing queer theologian and feminist Bible scholar
Published on Q Spirit

by Kittredge Cherry

A giant of the 20th century, she was way ahead of her time yet down-to-earth, writing about the Bible in a style that was scholarly yet accessible. more...

Image of Virginia by North Carolina artist Jeremy Whitner, a gay Christian mystic in process for ministry with the Disciples of Christ.

Virginia Mollenkott: Warrior in the Battle for Evangelical Acceptance of Gays (1932-2020)
Published on Religion Dispatches

by Anne Linstatter

How do you start at Bob Jones University and end up one of the pre-eminent transgender theologians in the U.S.? more...

Here's a very fluid take on evangelicalism: New York Times obituary of a progressive pioneer
Published on GetReligion

by Douglas LeBlanc

Mollenkott was far ahead of the curve in bringing a liberationist perspective to the evangelical Christian subculture. more...

Virginia Mollenkott in 1975 - Photo by Letha Dawson ScanzoniVirginia Ramey Mollenkott, My Coauthor, My Friend: A Special Remembrance
Published on Christian Feminism Today

by Letha Dawson Scanzoni

"I remember feeling so thrilled to have such an intellectual friend whose memory could always pull up just the right quote at the right time. And once again I felt the same awe and admiration I had felt when I first began reading her books years before." more...

Virginia MollenkottVirginia Mollenkott’s Women, Men, and the Bible shaped my life
Published on The Christian Century

by Amy Frykholm

"I don’t believe that it was Mollenkott’s arguments, at the end of the day, that made a difference in my life. It was her compassion." more...