Orthodox Christians most likely rejected feminine descriptions of God due to the strict gender roles of the time. Orthodox women were expected to take on the subordinate role, and Gnostic beliefs contradicted these values. Gnostic holy books often referred to God as both feminine and masculine. The books also suggest that they prayed to both God the Father and the Divine Mother (pagels). This female genderization of God is the primary reason their books were excluded from the New Testament.
This example can be seen by feminists as maintaining patriarchy in society so that women have less or different rights to men, meaning that men have more freedom to do what they want, while women are observed much more closely. Another example from De Beauvior (1953) argues that most scriptures in most religions suggest that 'man is master by divine right', if man is master by diving right, then what does this mean for women who practise religion is society? According to the Roman Catholic and Orthodox Christian Church, women are excluded from priesthood. In 1992 the Church of England decided that women were able to become priests, although this has brought up bitter controversy, and only came about after very long and difficult campaigns. In Buddhism for example, female nuns are given less status than male monks, and even in Sikhism, where religious offices are in theory equal for men and women, only a small minority of women take on important positions.
Textual Analysis – Gender Roles & Polygamy in the Novel “Sister Wife” Over the course of history women have not always been depicted as strong and powerful figures in literary text. This unfortunately happens to be a reflection of history itself. Women have struggled for arguably all of humanity to be considered as equals to their male counterparts. Although polygamy is painted to be a degrading and offensive practice for women, it still holds the same aspects in a monogamous marriage such as love, respect and a good support structure that traditional monogamous families have. As some Mormon women feel indifferent to being in a plural marriage, most feel as if it is obligatory and a part of their duty to follow their religious and spiritual beliefs as a way to successfully reach salvation.
People said her meetings were disorderly, but she said she was following God. Mostly because she was being more than a wife and mother and going above her place as a woman, the church banished her. The church leadership was getting upset because she had said that certain pastors were wrong and that people should live only
They argue that religion is patriarchal in that women are exploited by men and seen as subordinate. Feminist sociologists are interested in how women have become subservient and how religion has promoted patriarchy. This view is not just shared by female and feminist sociologists. Anthony Giddens argues that; " The Christian religion is a resolutely male affair in its symbolism as well as its hierarchy. While Mary, the mother of Jesus may sometimes be treated as if she had divine qualities, God is the father, a male figure, and Jesus took the human shape of a man.
Surely, gender is not the main factor to decide that who can do good job in military because women can be a good sodier in some duties. Besides, women should be allowed into combat because of the following reasons: women can do good at leadership position, increasing more jobs for women today and women can do some specific jobs that male can not complete. First of all, women can do good at leadership position. In the past decades, women did not allowed to join in high positions such as: CEO, boss, manager or they could not allowed to run for president because women are emotional. In addition, people thought that women are too sensitive when they face to problems so they often solve the problems by their heart than their mind.
VIRTUOUS WOMAN OF PROVERBS 31: A CHALLENGE FOR CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN FAMILY BY Isaac Jesuvi Julius and Gbadero Michael O. Ph. D. INTRODUCTION The increase in corruption, moral decadence, and all sort of evil vices can be associated to imbalances in the family setting. The rate of divorce and instability in family is very high, due to nonchalant attitude of some Christian women. The biblical concept of virtuous is to be godly, reliable, morally sound and full of integrity. Many Christian women are not considering these virtues so important thus, there are hullabaloos, commotions, and separations.
Despite the previous public activity of Christian women, the majority of Christian churches in the second century went with the majority of the middle class in opposing the move toward equality, which found its support primarily in the rich or bohemian circles (Pagels, 63). Gnostic Christians correlate their description of God in both masculine and feminine terms with a complementary description of human nature. Most often they refer to the creation account of Genesis, which suggests an equal or androgynous human creation. Gnostic Christians often take the principle of equality between men and women into the social and political structures of their communities. The orthodox
That means sex is for having kids and Christians believe you can only do this when you are married as in Gen 2:24 which says a man “is to be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh.” The purpose of sex is to be united to your wife not your girlfriend or partner and Christians strongly believe this. Another argument they give is that you should not commit adultery (Exodus 20:14). When you have sex when you are unmarried then you are committing adultery because when you have sex when you are married you are committing adultery. Sex is between you and your wife only in marriage. Catholics especially but most Christians don’t approve of cohabitation because it scarcely ensures mutual sincerity and fidelity in a relationship.
Looking back, these opinions of acceptance and guidance were not always evident in the early church; some believed it was best to judge and punish the unwed mothers for their sin. Those who chose to stay away from the church, however, are not impartial to being judged and criticized from the outside world. The situation of unwed motherhood continues to make an impact socially and economically across America. Difficult decisions lie in every direction that an unwed mother turns. While some choose to look toward Scripture and Godly guidance, others choose a more worldly approach.