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Essay Question - Essay Q How have some Christians attempted...

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Essay Q: How have some Christians attempted to redress the patriarchal bias of the Christian tradition? The twentieth century brought dramatic changes in the cultural expectations of women in society. The efforts to redress the patriarchal bias of two millennia of Christian tradition have run alone several lines. First, attention has been given to the role of the feminine principle, along with female figures and symbols in the history and psychology of religion. Reasonable studies have suggested parallels between the mother goddesses of various other religions and the function of Mary as archetypal mother in Roman Catholic piety. Some theologians suggest that real problem is the traditional concept of the Christian God as male. They see the deity as equally masculine and feminine, and therefore they address their prayers to “Our Father and Mother”. Second, there has been effort to emphasize the contribution made by gifted women in the history of Christianity, particularly in devotional spirituality. Female mystics such as Julian of Norwich,
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This note was uploaded on 01/29/2012 for the course RELI 1001 taught by Professor Eaglen during the Fall '08 term at UGA.

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