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Status of women inStatus of women inChristianityChristianity
IntroductionIntroduction►Christianity is the worlds biggestChristianity is the worlds biggestreligion, with about 2.2 bill...
Origin of ChristianityOrigin of Christianity► Christ is the son of God and God sent Christ toChrist is the son of God and ...
► Bible is not a single book but a collection of books.Bible is not a single book but a collection of books.These books we...
► The new testament Gospels, Epistles, ApocalypseThe new testament Gospels, Epistles, Apocalypseis a product of the church...
►Mathew and John compiled Bibles.Mathew and John compiled Bibles.►Bible consists of 66 books written inBible consists of 6...
Creation of WomenCreation of Women► For Adam there was not found a help mate forFor Adam there was not found a help mate f...
STATUS OF MOTHER INSTATUS OF MOTHER INCHRISTIANITYCHRISTIANITY►""If anyone curses his father orIf anyone curses his father...
Conti….Conti….►"As Jesus was saying these things, a"As Jesus was saying these things, awoman in the crowd called out,woman...
Status of Girl ChildStatus of Girl Child► "No wickedness comes anywhere near the"No wickedness comes anywhere near thewick...
Conti….Conti….► "At the birth of a boy, all are joyful...at"At the birth of a boy, all are joyful...atthe birth of a girl ...
Conti…Conti…►"For the man is not of the woman;"For the man is not of the woman;but the woman of the man. Neitherbut the wo...
Marital status of womenMarital status of women►"Wives, submit yourselves unto your"Wives, submit yourselves unto yourown h...
Conti…Conti…►"Let your women keep silence in the"Let your women keep silence in thechurches: for it is not permitted untoc...
PolygamyPolygamy►""He (Solomon) had seven hundredHe (Solomon) had seven hundredwives of royal birth and threewives of roya...
Divorce and widowhoodDivorce and widowhood►"..."...Anyone who divorces his wife andAnyone who divorces his wife andmarries...
Conti…Conti…►Christianity abhors divorceChristianity abhors divorcealtogether. The New Testamentaltogether. The New Testam...
Dressing ModestyDressing Modesty► ""Now I want you to realize that theNow I want you to realize that thehead of every man ...
Conti…Conti…►I also want women to dressI also want women to dressmodestly, with decency andmodestly, with decency andpropr...
Right to InheritanceRight to Inheritance► "The continuous and unbroken tradition"The continuous and unbroken traditionsinc...
►Thank youThank you
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  1. 1. Status of women inStatus of women inChristianityChristianity
  2. 2. IntroductionIntroduction►Christianity is the worlds biggestChristianity is the worlds biggestreligion, with about 2.2 billionreligion, with about 2.2 billionfollowers worldwide.followers worldwide.►Christianity originally developed as aChristianity originally developed as apart of Judaism.part of Judaism.►Traces from Jesus of Nazareth.Traces from Jesus of Nazareth.►Begins with Jesus Christ.Begins with Jesus Christ.
  3. 3. Origin of ChristianityOrigin of Christianity► Christ is the son of God and God sent Christ toChrist is the son of God and God sent Christ toearth to live as human live, suffer as human sufferearth to live as human live, suffer as human sufferdie for human kind’s salvation and gloriously risedie for human kind’s salvation and gloriously riseagain.again.► Christians believe that there is only oneChristians believe that there is only oneGod, but that this one God consists of 3God, but that this one God consists of 3"persons""persons"► God the FatherGod the Father► God the SonGod the Son► The Holy Spirit .The Holy Spirit .
  4. 4. ► Bible is not a single book but a collection of books.Bible is not a single book but a collection of books.These books were composed over a period ofThese books were composed over a period ofmany centuries in three languages: Hebrew,many centuries in three languages: Hebrew,Aramaic and Greek.Aramaic and Greek.► New Testament is shorter version of ChristianNew Testament is shorter version of ChristianBible.Bible.► No Bible was compiled during the life time ofNo Bible was compiled during the life time ofJesus Christ.Jesus Christ.► His duration of prophetic life was hardly of threeHis duration of prophetic life was hardly of threeyears.years.
  5. 5. ► The new testament Gospels, Epistles, ApocalypseThe new testament Gospels, Epistles, Apocalypseis a product of the church.is a product of the church.► Followers Peter and Paul did a lot to establishFollowers Peter and Paul did a lot to establishChristianity.Christianity.► Peter was a follower of Jesus and Paul was a JewPeter was a follower of Jesus and Paul was a Jewand anti-Christian. He became Christian in 33 A.and anti-Christian. He became Christian in 33 A.D.D.► The follower of peter was Mark who compiled aThe follower of peter was Mark who compiled aBible.Bible.► Luke was follower of Paul also compiled a Bible.Luke was follower of Paul also compiled a Bible.
  6. 6. ►Mathew and John compiled Bibles.Mathew and John compiled Bibles.►Bible consists of 66 books written inBible consists of 66 books written inparticular needs and difficulties.particular needs and difficulties.► Christianity has founded four Gospels:Christianity has founded four Gospels:John, Mark, Mathew and Luke.John, Mark, Mathew and Luke.
  7. 7. Creation of WomenCreation of Women► For Adam there was not found a help mate forFor Adam there was not found a help mate forhim. And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fallhim. And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fallupon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of hisupon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of hisribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; andribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; andthe rib which the Lord God had taken from man,the rib which the Lord God had taken from man,made him a woman,made him a woman,and brought her to the man. And Adam said this isand brought her to the man. And Adam said this isnow bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: shenow bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: sheshall be called Woman, because she was takenshall be called Woman, because she was takenout of Man. Therefore shall a man leave his fatherout of Man. Therefore shall a man leave his fatherand his mother and shall cleave unto his wife: andand his mother and shall cleave unto his wife: andthey shall be one flesh.they shall be one flesh. Gen. 2:20-24Gen. 2:20-24
  8. 8. STATUS OF MOTHER INSTATUS OF MOTHER INCHRISTIANITYCHRISTIANITY►""If anyone curses his father orIf anyone curses his father ormother, he must be put to death"mother, he must be put to death"(Lev. 20:9) and "A wise man brings(Lev. 20:9) and "A wise man bringsjoy to his father but a foolish manjoy to his father but a foolish manhates his mother" (Proverbs 15:20).hates his mother" (Proverbs 15:20).Although honoring the father alone isAlthough honoring the father alone ismentioned in some places, e.g. "Amentioned in some places, e.g. "Awise man heeds his fatherswise man heeds his fathersinstruction"instruction"
  9. 9. Conti….Conti….►"As Jesus was saying these things, a"As Jesus was saying these things, awoman in the crowd called out,woman in the crowd called out,blessed is the mother who gave youblessed is the mother who gave youbirth and nursed you. He replied,birth and nursed you. He replied,Blessed rather are those who hearBlessed rather are those who hearthe word of God and obey it.”(Lukethe word of God and obey it.”(Luke11:27-28)11:27-28)
  10. 10. Status of Girl ChildStatus of Girl Child► "No wickedness comes anywhere near the"No wickedness comes anywhere near thewickedness of a woman.....Sin began withwickedness of a woman.....Sin began witha woman and thanks to her we all musta woman and thanks to her we all mustdie" (Ecclesiasticus 25:19, 24)die" (Ecclesiasticus 25:19, 24)► The Bible states that the period of theThe Bible states that the period of themothers ritual impurity is twice as long if amothers ritual impurity is twice as long if agirl is born than if a boy is (Lev. 12:2-5).girl is born than if a boy is (Lev. 12:2-5).The Catholic Bible states explicitly that:The Catholic Bible states explicitly that:► "The birth of a daughter is a loss""The birth of a daughter is a loss"(Ecclesiasticus 22:3)(Ecclesiasticus 22:3)
  11. 11. Conti….Conti….► "At the birth of a boy, all are joyful...at"At the birth of a boy, all are joyful...atthe birth of a girl all are sorrowful", andthe birth of a girl all are sorrowful", and"When a boy comes into the world, peace"When a boy comes into the world, peacecomes into the world... When a girlcomes into the world... When a girlcomes, nothing comes.comes, nothing comes.► "Keep a headstrong daughter under firm"Keep a headstrong daughter under firmcontrol, or she will abuse any indulgencecontrol, or she will abuse any indulgenceshe receives. Keep a strict watch on hershe receives. Keep a strict watch on hershameless eye; do not be surprised ifshameless eye; do not be surprised ifshe disgraces you" (Ecclesiasticusshe disgraces you" (Ecclesiasticus26:10-11)26:10-11)
  12. 12. Conti…Conti…►"For the man is not of the woman;"For the man is not of the woman;but the woman of the man. Neitherbut the woman of the man. Neitherwas the man created for the woman;was the man created for the woman;but the woman for the man."but the woman for the man." (I(ICorinthians 11:8-9)Corinthians 11:8-9)
  13. 13. Marital status of womenMarital status of women►"Wives, submit yourselves unto your"Wives, submit yourselves unto yourown husbands, as unto the Lord. Forown husbands, as unto the Lord. Forthe husband is the head of the wife,the husband is the head of the wife,even as Christ is the head of theeven as Christ is the head of thechurch: and he is the savior of thechurch: and he is the savior of thebody. Therefore as the church isbody. Therefore as the church issubject unto Christ, so let the wivessubject unto Christ, so let the wivesare to their own husbands inare to their own husbands ineverything."(Ephesians 5:22-24)everything."(Ephesians 5:22-24)
  14. 14. Conti…Conti…►"Let your women keep silence in the"Let your women keep silence in thechurches: for it is not permitted untochurches: for it is not permitted untothem to speak; but they arethem to speak; but they arecommanded to be under obedience,commanded to be under obedience,as also saith the law. And if they willas also saith the law. And if they willlearn any thing, let them ask theirlearn any thing, let them ask theirhusbands at home: for it is a shamehusbands at home: for it is a shamefor women to speak in the church." (Ifor women to speak in the church." (ICorinthians 14:34-35)Corinthians 14:34-35)
  15. 15. PolygamyPolygamy►""He (Solomon) had seven hundredHe (Solomon) had seven hundredwives of royal birth and threewives of royal birth and threehundred concubines..."  (1 Kingshundred concubines..."  (1 Kings11:3) 11:3) ►"And Lamech took unto him two"And Lamech took unto him twowives: the name of the one waswives: the name of the one wasAdam, and the name of the otherAdam, and the name of the otherZillah."  (Genesis 4:19) Zillah."  (Genesis 4:19) 
  16. 16. Divorce and widowhoodDivorce and widowhood►"..."...Anyone who divorces his wife andAnyone who divorces his wife andmarries another woman commitsmarries another woman commitsadultery against her. And if sheadultery against her. And if shedivorces her husband and marriesdivorces her husband and marriesanother man, she commits adultery." another man, she commits adultery." (Mark 10:11-12)(Mark 10:11-12)►"If she go not as thou wildest have"If she go not as thou wildest haveher, cut her off from thy flesh, andher, cut her off from thy flesh, andgive her a bill of divorce, and let hergive her a bill of divorce, and let hergo."go."
  17. 17. Conti…Conti…►Christianity abhors divorceChristianity abhors divorcealtogether. The New Testamentaltogether. The New Testamentunequivocally advocates theunequivocally advocates theindissolubility of marriage. It isindissolubility of marriage. It isattributed to Jesus to have said,attributed to Jesus to have said, "But"ButI tell you that anyone who divorcesI tell you that anyone who divorceshis wife, except for maritalhis wife, except for maritalunfaithfulness, causes her to becomeunfaithfulness, causes her to becomeadulteress, and anyone who marriesadulteress, and anyone who marriesthe divorced woman commitsthe divorced woman commitsadultery" (Matthew 5:32)adultery" (Matthew 5:32)
  18. 18. Dressing ModestyDressing Modesty► ""Now I want you to realize that theNow I want you to realize that thehead of every man is Christ, and thehead of every man is Christ, and thehead of the woman is man, and thehead of the woman is man, and thehead of Christ is God. Every man whohead of Christ is God. Every man whoprays or prophesies with his headprays or prophesies with his headcovered dishonors his head. And everycovered dishonors his head. And everywoman who prays or prophesies withwoman who prays or prophesies withher head uncovered dishonors herher head uncovered dishonors herhead...If a woman does not cover herhead...If a woman does not cover herhead, she should have her hair cut off;head, she should have her hair cut off;and if it is a disgrace for a woman toand if it is a disgrace for a woman tohave her hair cut or shaved off, shehave her hair cut or shaved off, sheshould cover her head" should cover her head" 
  19. 19. Conti…Conti…►I also want women to dressI also want women to dressmodestly, with decency andmodestly, with decency andpropriety, not with braided hairpropriety, not with braided hairor gold or pearls or expensiveor gold or pearls or expensiveclothes, but with good deeds,clothes, but with good deeds,appropriate for women whoappropriate for women whoprofess to worship God"  1profess to worship God"  1Timothy 2:9-Timothy 2:9-
  20. 20. Right to InheritanceRight to Inheritance► "The continuous and unbroken tradition"The continuous and unbroken traditionsince the Biblical days gives the femalesince the Biblical days gives the femalemembers of the household, wife andmembers of the household, wife anddaughters, no right of succession to thedaughters, no right of succession to thefamily estate. In the more primitive schemefamily estate. In the more primitive schemeof succession, the female members of theof succession, the female members of thefamily were considered part of the estatefamily were considered part of the estateand as remote from the legal personality ofand as remote from the legal personality ofan heir as the slave. Whereas by Mosaican heir as the slave. Whereas by Mosaicenactment the daughters were admitted toenactment the daughters were admitted tosuccession in the event of no male issuesuccession in the event of no male issueremained, the wife was not recognized asremained, the wife was not recognized asheir even in such conditions."heir even in such conditions."
  21. 21. ►Thank youThank you
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