•Jesus was a divine co-sufferer and womanists relate to his suffering- She describes a threefold significance of Jesus and what he represents to womanists – what are the three points?•Identifies with lesser people and where they are•Affirms the humanity of these people•Inspires the active hope for the people who are struggling to overcome -What are the three challenges for “womanist Christology” according to Grant?
5•Relating to black women, problems have been identified with language and symbolism of the church, theology and Christology- showing exclusive masculine language and imagery are contributing factors to the oppression of women. Women must investigate relationship between oppression and theological symbolism.•Must explore more deeply the question of what Christ means in a society in which class distinctions are increasing- Christ was more interested in the people who were struggling, we must ask what is the impact of class upon our lives and the lives of other poor women and men.•To do constructive Christology- must be liberating for black women’s community and larger black community. WEEK 12 - Women in Islam-What does the Quar’an teach about women?•Husbands are a degree above wives and men are superior to women in domestic context•Women’s testimony only counts half of a mans•Women and men are equal in the eyes of God (Allah)•The Qur’an safeguards women’s rights to respect and security•If a women is suspected of sexual relations outside of marriage, the Qur’an states that she cannot be considered guilty unless there are four Witnesses to her immoral behavior•Women can own and inherit property•Women can divorce their husbands•It states men are the protectors of women, they must support their wives financially•Men could take up to 4 widows as wives for their protection and the protection of their children-What is the Sharia? How has it impacted women?•The code regulating all aspects of a Muslim’s life•Islamic law that sets out the roles, obligations, and rights of men and women•Interpreted differently in various locations- What is hijab and how does this impact women?•The veiling of Muslim women•Many women returned to hijab as a reassertion of their traditional culture•Allows women to take jobs outside of the home•Some women see is a way to with the unrestrained lust of some men•Many women say they do not like men’s stares and prefer to make themselves publicly invisible, reserving their adornments for their husbands-What roles can women play in the religious life?•Primary role is upbringing of children and being a caring wife. Must carry out duties with devotion and enthusiasm. Know the terms:Hajj:One of the five pillars of Islam, pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca, a religious duty that must be carried out by every able-bodied Muslim who can afford to do so at least once in his or her lifetimeJihad (struggle): In Islam it is an internal struggle to attain purification and fulfill religious dutiesImam: leader or teacher in IslamBurqu: