Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities
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Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vol.1, No.3, Jul. 2015, Pub. Date: Jun. 13, 2015
Gender and Religion: The Changing Status of Women Within Religious Context
Pages: 245-248 Views: 1427 Downloads: 1023
Authors
[01] Ojo Margaret Yemisi, Faculty of Arts, Department of Religious Studies Ekiti State University, Ado – Ekiti, Ekiti State Nigeria.
[02] Ojo Matthias Olufemi Dada, Department of Sociology, Crawford University of the Apostolic Faith Missi on, Igbesa, Ogun State, Nigeria.
Abstract
In the early days, positions and duties of women were limited to domestic affairs, child bearing and rearing, taking care of the family and surprisingly, women were not allowed to wear the same clothing, in quality, as men. The story is the same in religious set up, but in recent time, the roles and statuses of women have changed, even in the leadership roles within the religious institution. This paper is basically about the changing roles, responsibilities and dignity of women within the context of Christian religion. The paper discusses how it was, how it is now and why the changes. It also examines roles, statuses and dignity of women since the inception of Christianity and the leadership roles of women within religion.
Keywords
Religion, Women, Christianity, Church, Status
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