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Women in Christianity free pdf Kung sketches out a new theology of Women in the Church. This is not stridently feminist but sees the role of women as being vital for the development of the Church as an institution and for preaching the Christian Gospel. For two years Kung guided a research project on Women and Christianity, funded by the Volkswagen Foundation. For most of the religions of the world, women are a problem. From time immemorial they have been subordinate to men, second class in the family, politics and business with limited rights and even limited participation in worship. It is not only in Christianity that equal rights for women has been a scandalously neglected issue. By an examination of the history of women in Christianity, Kung points to the scandals of the past. The prohibition of women servers at Mass and of the ordination of women to the diaconate and the priesthood are symptomatic of a male dominated Church, which takes a consistently 'negative' attitude towards contraception, abortion and divorce. Roman Catholic Canon Law is androcentric and male dominated. From his position of intellectual freedom, as an independent Professor at the University of Tubingen, Kung is free to analyse the mistakes of the past and to sketch out a new theology of Women in the Church. This is not stridently feminist but sees the role of women as being vital for the development of the Church as an institution and for preaching the Christian Gospel.

About Hans Kung

Hans Kung is one of the most celebrated Chrisitan theologians alive today. He is Professor at the University of Tubingen and director of the Insitute for Global Ethics.

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Author : Hans Kung
Publisher : Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
Data Published : 16 February 2005
ISBN : 0826476902
EAN : 9780826476906
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 140 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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