The Gospel according to the Greenham Women?
After Mike and Justin's presentation, I have begun to look at the Gospels in a new light. They are at once dependent on the context that they are written (a la Kennedy) but also that it doesn't necessarily matter who or why that particular story was written (since it might not be accurate of any time period that the Christians were living). Yet, in both cases we get some meaning or some text to help us discover our movement through. I was thinking that the same thing could apply to the narratives in my movement as well. Different versions of the same story essentially and I can make links to why and to what audience the different versions were written for. At the same time, as narratives and circulating discourse in their own right, they live beyond the "speaker" "audience" boundaries and carry the movement without us caring about who wrote them or how accurate--just that they reflect values, traditons, and "actual" heroes (women Jesuses) of a movement. Long story short, thinking about "gospels" in my movement gives me a different direction for moving forward. Does this seem to work or make sense for anyone else's movements?