Polariod photos of Charles Darwin, John Stuart Mill, Mary Wollstonecraft, and Betty Friedan

Ideas That Shaped Our Culture’s Beliefs On Sex and Gender

  • By: Scott Stein
  • Apr 19, 2022

The overlap that Christians used to share with culture has eroded almost entirely. No area is this more evident in than in the understanding of humanity - the nature of humanity and its purpose.

Culture is particularly influential in shaping the way we think about gender. The ideas we have today have a history, and where we are today is a result of the change in thinking over time.

From Darwin, to Mill, to feminism, and others' ideas, all these came to shape culture's understanding of gender as it is today.

In this video from a live presentation, Scott explores

  • The surprising role that Darwin played in shaping the early understanding of gender differences
  • The progression from pursuing legal rights, to the movement of societal thinking toward the idea of self-creation
  • The worldview context in which historical reasonings about gender took place, and how these reasonings relate to the biblical worldview