The Hebrew Bible or the Old Testament on Women The Hebrew Bible (also called the Old Testament or the Tanakh) is the basis for both Judaism and Christianity, and a cornerstone of Western culture. Through its stories and its elaboration of statutes, the Hebrew Bible’s views on women have helped shape gender roles and define..
Complementarianism is a term to describe a theological view held by some Christians that differing, non-overlapping roles between men and women, manifested in marriage, church leadership, and elsewhere, is biblically required. The term Complementarian was coined in recent years and largely replaces today what previously was known as the Traditionalist or Hierarchical view of gender..
Christian Egalitarianism (derived from the French word égal, meaning equal or level), also known as biblical equality, is a recent adaptation of the moral doctrine of Egalitarianism which holds that people should be treated as equals. Ultimately, Egalitarianism holds that all human persons are equal in fundamental worth and moral status. Christian Egalitarianism holds that..
Christian feminism, a branch of feminist theology, seeks to interpret and understand Christianity in the scope of the equality of men and women morally, socially, spiritually, and in leadership. Christian feminists believe their contributions are necessary for a complete understanding of Christianity. While there is no standard set of beliefs among Christian feminists, most agree..
Christian views (attitudes and beliefs) about women vary considerably today as they have throughout the last two millennia, evolving along with or counter to the societies in which Christians have lived. The Bible and Christianity historically have been interpreted as prescribing distinct gender roles, with women often being excluded from church leadership. Until the second..
The 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution, granting American women the right to vote, was passed 100 years ago on June 4th, 1919. This is a big anniversary for women’s suffrage and equal rights. This amendment to the Constitution wasn’t ratified until a year later. Since the 19th Amendment passed, women have driven several..