Flashcards in GENDER AND SEXUALITY: Female ordination in the CofE, feminist theology Deck (12)
What did the General Synod in the Church of England agree in 1981?
Women could be ordained as deacons
Later, women could be ordained into the priesthood
Who was the first female bishop in the Church of England?
What was the traditionalist view on female bishops?
Ordination/confirmation carried out by a woman wouldn't be valid because she couldn't continue the tradition of male ordination and consecration
Some Anglican clergy felt the Church of England had ceased to have a legitimate ministry
Began in the late nineteenth century
Challenged the place of women in religion
What do feminist theologians argue?
That Christian theology is patriarchal
What are the different strands of feminist theology?
Liberal- the patriarchal system denies women equality
Biblical- God is loving and caring, qualities associated with women. Points to the importance of own in the life and teachings of Jesus
Radical- Seeks to find ways to speak of God which are true to our gender inclusive present day
Who is Daphne Hampson?
A post-Christian theologian
Hampson on Christian 'baggage'
Christianity carries the patriarchal baggage of first century Palestine to the present
Hampson on Christianity as negative
The Resurrection can't be true; it makes no sense
Christianity is immoral- people should take responsibility for themselves
Christianity is irredeemably sexist- women are seen as the other. Therefore, Christianity is fascist
God shouldn't be gendered
Hampson on Christianity as positive
Christianity has served as a vehicle that has carried people's love of God in the West
Who is Rosemary Ruether?
Feminist, liberation theologian, and member of the Roman Catholic Church