Women in Christianity PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

Women in Christianity free pdf Kung sketches out a new theology of Women in the Church. This is not stridently feminist but sees the role of women as being vital for the development of the Church as an institution and for preaching the Christian Gospel. For two years Kung guided a research project on Women and Christianity, funded by the Volkswagen Foundation. For most of the religions of the world, women are a problem. From time immemorial they have been subordinate to men, second class in the family, politics and business with limited rights and even limited participation in worship. It is not only in Christianity that equal rights for women has been a scandalously neglected issue. By an examination of the history of women in Christianity, Kung points to the scandals of the past. The prohibition of women servers at Mass and of the ordination of women to the diaconate and the priesthood are symptomatic of a male dominated Church, which takes a consistently 'negative' attitude towards contraception, abortion and divorce. Roman Catholic Canon Law is androcentric and male dominated. From his position of intellectual freedom, as an independent Professor at the University of Tubingen, Kung is free to analyse the mistakes of the past and to sketch out a new theology of Women in the Church. This is not stridently feminist but sees the role of women as being vital for the development of the Church as an institution and for preaching the Christian Gospel.

About Hans Kung

Hans Kung is one of the most celebrated Chrisitan theologians alive today. He is Professor at the University of Tubingen and director of the Insitute for Global Ethics.

Details Book

Author : Hans Kung
Publisher : Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
Data Published : 16 February 2005
ISBN : 0826476902
EAN : 9780826476906
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 140 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews Women in Christianity



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • Role of Women in the Church free pdfRole of Women in the Church

    What the Bible teaches about women in the church. home and work place ... Many Christian women are inhibited or confused in their ministry role. Some have become froward and others have become shut down by failing to understand the role of women in the church..


  • Women, Leadership and the Church free pdfWomen, Leadership and the Church

    Does God want women in the pulpit or the pews. Jim Reiher makes no secret of where he stands on one of the Church's most vexed issues. He uses the Bible to argue that women's gifts are to be affirmed..


  • The Feminine Face of Christianity free pdfThe Feminine Face of Christianity

    Early Christianity was fundamentally egalitarian but later influences conspired to curtail the role of women in the Church. This text seeks to reclaim the gender-balanced Christianity implicit in the Gospels..


  • Freeing the Female Body free pdfFreeing the Female Body

    Stories of remarkable women who devoted their lives to the cause of women's physical liberation are told in this volume. They each shared the same ambition: to free women's bodies through sport. Scholars have studied the paradoxical importance of sport in both reinforcing the male-dominated status quo and emancipating women from traditional repression in both Western and Eastern worlds..


  • Women and Redemption free pdfWomen and Redemption

    Rosemary Radford Ruether's authoritative. award-winning critique of women's unequal standing in the church. which explored the complex history of redemption in evaluating conflict over the fundamental meaning of the Christian gospel for gender relations..


  • Women in Christianity free pdfWomen in Christianity

    . Kung sketches out a new theology of Women in the Church. This is not stridently feminist but sees the role of women as being vital for the development of the Church as an institution and for preachi