St._Paul - The Writings of St. Paul on Women St. Paul was...

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The Writings of St. Paul on Women St. Paul was not always a Christian. He was born into a Jewish family and later a light came into view on the road to Damascus where God told him to become a Christian preacher. His writings on the life of women in the ancient world were mostly of inferiority, but had some exceptions. The Hebrew religion influenced the Christian view of women and St. Paul argued the equality of all people in Christ. He mostly only addressed men in the area of freedom and responsibilities in marriage showing his teaching of inequality of marriage and sexuality. Women in most societies of the ancient world were lesser to men in nearly all aspects such as religious rights and freedoms of legal and political speaking. The exceptions to this are everything that has to do with baptism and faith. Paul spoke of everyone being God’s children “neither male nor female: for you are all one in Christ Jesus” (161). The Hebrew religion influenced the Christian view of women from the beginning
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This note was uploaded on 04/03/2010 for the course HIST 1301 taught by Professor Daniels during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas-Tyler.

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