The presentation revolves around the roles and positions that women occupy when it comes to religion. Women were not permitted to contribute their unique gifts, skills and talents, even in the midst of the family. The presentation will highlight points like Jesus and how he treated women along with looking at some women mentioned in the Bible and those that were deciles of his. After this the presentation moves onto the different denominations in Christianity along with a brief look at women in Islam. It will then take a brief look at the denominations individually before taking a look at some key women like Rev. Katrina Swanson and Mary Baker Eddy. The end of the presentation will talk of prominent women of today and Christian Feminists.
[...] Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing House Childers, Jana. Birthing The Sermon: Women Preachers on the Creative Process. St. Louis: Chalice Press Dart, John. ‘Female pastors' story rattles SBC nerves”. Christian Century October 2008: 16-17 Eddy, Mary Baker. Speaking For Herself. Boston 2002 Hagen, June Steffensen. Gender Matters: Women's Studies for the Christian Community. Grand Rapids: Zondervan Hager, W. David. As Jesus Cared For Women: Restoring Women Then and Now. [...]
[...] Never made it past the third grade. First started having dreams and visions when she was fourteen years old. Her work has been published in over 260 different languages. Women of Today “Preaching and mothers were not exactly love-and-marriage, horse-and-carriage words in the sixteenth century, nor in most centuries before and since. Even now when half the students going to mainline seminaries are women, there are those who wonder about the pairing.” (Childers Statistics Only five percent of the female United Methodist pastors ordained in the past fifty-two years head sizable churches. [...]
[...] Key Women The Rev. Katrina Swanson Rev. Swanson was a part of a group of 12 women in the 1970s who challenged the Episcopal church and became ordained priests. She was ordained in Philadelphia in 1974. She served the church in Jersey City, an area with a large amount of women working in the area churches. Katharine Jefferts Schori Received her Masters of Divinity and ordained as a priest in 1994 The first woman presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church in 2001. [...]
[...] The all important factor is not whether a person is male or female but whether or not he or she believes and trusts in God the Creator and Redeemer of mankind. Bibliography Bem, Kazimierz. “Women in Islam”. Christian Century December 2008: 6 Briscoe, Jill. Designing Effective Women's Ministries. Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing House Childers, Jana. Birthing The Sermon: Women Preachers on the Creative Process. St. Louis: Chalice Press Dart, John. ‘Female pastors' story rattles SBC nerves”. Christian Century October 2008: 16-17 Eddy, Mary Baker. [...]
[...] Taking Back God: American Women Rising Up for Religious Equality. New York: Farrar, Straus& Giroux Weaver-Zercher, Valerie. “Taking Back God”. Christian Century May 2009: 39-42. http://pluralism.org/news/article.php?id=12405 http://www.religioustolerance.org/femclrgy.htm http://www.neverthirsty.org/index.php Women in religion Biblical Women Women in the Background Women were not permitted to contribute their unique gifts, skills and talents, even in the midst of the family. Jesus and Women “Unlike his contemporary male counterparts, Jesus always enhanced the position of women, though it meant going against the status quo.” (Hager 17) “Jesus interacted with women primarily one-on-one Sometimes it was a moment of worship and praise as experienced by the woman at Simon's house, or a time of grief and anguish like that of the widow of Nain.” (Hager 17) Jesus' Genealogy Female Disciples Jesus says that a “radical commitment” is needed in order to become a disciple. [...]
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