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Kolar, Emilija. (2014). Položaj i uloga žene u crkvi. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Sociology. [mentor Galić, Branka].

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If we look retrospectively in history, both secular as well as ecclesiastical, we will noticethe inferior position of women. The position that the woman had in the Bible reflected on her position in medieval society. For centuries, until recently, the only theologians and interpretors of biblical texts were male. During the period of the early Church, there are adverse interpretations of women in biblical texts. She is perceived as being of second order because she was created by and for men. The unfavorable interpretation for women also occurs in the analysis of the description of the original sin of people. In the New Testament, there are several texts that can be seen as discriminatory to women, too. However, the New Testament by Jesus Christ coming brings a new appreciation for women. Jesus' attitude is 47 genuine because it was contrary to the attitude of the former culture. He appreciated women and recognized them as being equally created as God's image, and his words and acts clearly shows that women are important as well as men. Many negative interpretations of women in the Old and New Testaments gave psychological and ideological foundation for the woman's exclusion from churchlife. Today, the position of women in the Church, particularly in Protestant churches has been improved, especially since the Second Vatican Council. However, many spokeswomen of the feminist movement are still not satisfied with the existing status. There are many unresolved issues, and most often mentioned is the issue of the ordination of women. There are some evidences that the early church had the female deacon order. Taking into account that in the Bible are not existing explicit prohibitions of the ordination of women, it becomes understandable why so many women insist on this issue. The Catholic Church in the future should do as soon as possible, become a community of free and equal men and women, and an area of equality and community of brothers and sisters, not patriarchal rule under which are women excluded or marginalized

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: Women in the Bible, Church and women, feminist theology, social status of women, the ordination of women
Subjects: Sociology
Departments: Department of Sociology
Supervisor: Galić, Branka
Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2016 08:50
Last Modified: 11 Apr 2016 08:50

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