Genesis and Gender. On the Over-reading of a Biblical Text

The creation narratives of Genesis 1 and 2 are the subject of intense discussion regarding gender. Where Genesis 1 demonstrates the commonality between men and women – both are created in God’s image – ¬†Genesis 2 is commonly thought to emphasise the...

Paul was no feminist but his Gospel is

The Bible contains statements about gender relations that sound harsh to modern ears – wives are called to submit to their husbands and women are told to keep quiet in church. How do we account for this? Are the Sydney Anglicans right that God has given men...

To love and submit?!

This weekend the Sydney Morning Herald reported that Sydney Anglican churches have a new marriage liturgy in which the bride promises to ‘submit’ to her husband. This reflects a conviction that the Bible sees leadership in church and home as gendered, and...

The Stained Glass Ceiling: Deciphering the Debate Over Gender Roles

Differences of opinion over appropriate gender roles exist within the Christian community. This paper provides an introduction to the issue and overviews five interpretive models commonly employed to interpret the main biblical texts and apply them to life today....

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