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Boundaries and Belongings: Women’s Struggle for Their Survival

Boundaries and Belongings: Women’s Struggle for Their Survival

Women theologians worldwide are struggling to break all boundaries set by the Patriarchy culture. That culture affects religion, race, sex, and class. Women need to take decisions to try to look for a possibility of friendship and love in case the existing community rejects them. Some Korean feminists theologians women went far and tried to reimage the image of God. […]

Replanning Solidarity/ Feminism

Replanning Solidarity/ Feminism

The “hermeneutics of intersubjectivity” which is an approach that the “other” is not just an object of study, but also a subject from whom I can learn. Thus, this volume starts with the assumption that understanding and respecting are both aided by, and dependent on, the scholar’s perception of the other not merely as an object of investigation, but also […]

Darius the Mede as fiction?

Darius the Mede as fiction?

The Book of Daniel mentions Darius the Mede. Who is this ruler and why is he controversial? How is this controversy resolved? The book of Daniel records Darius the Mede as a king who seceded the throne after Belshazzar. While it is recorded that Daniel found favor in Darius’ eyes, it was not before the king had Daniel thrown into […]

How did the completion of the rebuilding of the Temple differ from the first Temple and from the Tabernacle, and why is this significant?

How did the completion of the rebuilding of the Temple differ from the first Temple and from the Tabernacle, and why is this significant?

Cyrus edict to rebuild the temple. The Lord moves the heart of Cyrus (Ezra 1:1-11) . This shows the continuity of the first return to the past by connecting Cyrus’s edict to rebuild the temple with the fulfillment of Jeremiah’s prophecy that the captivity would last seventy years (Jeremiah 29:10). Waltke presents deliberate parallels and contrasts to show the continuity […]

Efforts to Address Women Discrimination in Pastoral Ordination

Efforts to Address Women Discrimination in Pastoral Ordination

There have been many efforts made to address the discrimination against women in pastoral ordination within various religious traditions. Some of these efforts include: Advocacy and Education: Many advocates have worked tirelessly to educate people about the importance of gender equality in the church, and to raise awareness about the ways in which women have been excluded from pastoral ministry. […]

Effects of Women’s Exclusion from Pastoral Ordination

Effects of Women’s Exclusion from Pastoral Ordination

Limitations on women’s ability to serve and contribute to the church: When women are excluded from pastoral ordination, it limits their ability to serve in leadership positions and contribute their unique perspectives and gifts to the church. This not only deprives the church of valuable contributions, but it also reinforces gender stereotypes and inequalities. Psychological and emotional impact on women […]

Reasons for Women’s Exclusion from Pastoral Ordination

Reasons for Women’s Exclusion from Pastoral Ordination

The reasons for women’s exclusion from pastoral ordination have varied throughout history and across different religious traditions. Here are some of the most common reasons: Interpretation of Religious Texts: In some religious traditions, the interpretation of religious texts is used to justify the exclusion of women from pastoral ordination. Some interpret certain passages in religious texts as suggesting that only […]

Challenges to gender roles and the status quo in modern times

Challenges to gender roles and the status quo in modern times

In modern times, there have been many challenges to traditional gender roles and the status quo in many areas of society, including within religious institutions. These challenges have been driven by a range of factors, including social and cultural changes, increased awareness of gender-based discrimination and violence, and the growing demand for greater inclusivity and equity. One challenge to traditional […]

Historical exclusion of women from leadership positions in the church

Historical exclusion of women from leadership positions in the church

The historical exclusion of women from leadership positions in the church is a well-documented phenomenon that has occurred across many different Christian denominations and traditions. For much of Christian history, women were largely relegated to supportive and secondary roles within the church, with few opportunities for leadership or authority. This was partly due to cultural norms and expectations about gender […]