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1

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

2

Who was the first female bishop in the Church of England?

Elizabeth Lane

3

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

4

Feminist theology

Began in the late nineteenth century
Challenged the place of women in religion

5

What do feminist theologians argue?

That Christian theology is patriarchal

6

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

7

Who is Daphne Hampson?

A post-Christian theologian

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Hampson on Christian 'baggage'

Christianity carries the patriarchal baggage of first century Palestine to the present

9

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

10

Hampson on Christianity as positive

Christianity has served as a vehicle that has carried people's love of God in the West

11

Who is Rosemary Ruether?

Feminist, liberation theologian, and member of the Roman Catholic Church

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Ruether on Christianity

She sees a parallel between Jesus' teaching in the Gospels and feminist critiques of society today- Jesus sided with the oppressed and outcasts of society and was critical of oppressive society
Jesus embodies male and female aspects of human nature (healing and power)