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“Listening to the varied opinions of women,” wrote Elizabeth Cady Stanton in the late 19th century, “I have long thought it would be interesting and profitable to get them clearly stated in book form.” Stanton proposed a book to augment the good book: The Woman’s Bible, which would append to the holy text feminist critiques authored by women’s rights activists. Their claim, an early expression of the sort of thinking that would later be called “liberation theology,” was that it was possible to read from the book an argument for the equality of women. Stanton wrote in the introduction: