The Bible and Gender Troubles in Africa

  • Quickly changing concepts on gender roles are a pivotal issue in after-colonial African societies. Many women (and men) are calling for a radical change as they feel traditional gender concepts as being oppressive, inhuman and un-Christian. Gender equality, gender fairness is on their agenda. On the other hand, for many men (and women) these societal changes are painful “gender troubles” and seem to be dangerous for gender-based identity, threatening traditional African values. Volume 22 of the BiAS series deals with this central topic by asking what gender troubles have to do with the Bible. Are biblical texts an obstacle for women’s liberation? Is the Bible a divine guaranty for male supremacy or rather an advocate for gender equality? What are “redemptive masculinities” and how do they relate to a new, truly Christian understanding of the role of women in church, society and state? – Scholars from different disciplines and several countries are dealing with these urgent questions to help scholars, students, pastors, politicians andQuickly changing concepts on gender roles are a pivotal issue in after-colonial African societies. Many women (and men) are calling for a radical change as they feel traditional gender concepts as being oppressive, inhuman and un-Christian. Gender equality, gender fairness is on their agenda. On the other hand, for many men (and women) these societal changes are painful “gender troubles” and seem to be dangerous for gender-based identity, threatening traditional African values. Volume 22 of the BiAS series deals with this central topic by asking what gender troubles have to do with the Bible. Are biblical texts an obstacle for women’s liberation? Is the Bible a divine guaranty for male supremacy or rather an advocate for gender equality? What are “redemptive masculinities” and how do they relate to a new, truly Christian understanding of the role of women in church, society and state? – Scholars from different disciplines and several countries are dealing with these urgent questions to help scholars, students, pastors, politicians and members of Christian churches to find a way to more gender fairness and “gender joy”.show moreshow less

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Institutes:Fakultät Geistes- und Kulturwissenschaften / Lehrstuhl für Neutestamentliche Wissenschaften
Author:Joachim Kügler, Rosinah Gabaitse, Johanna Stiebert, Ezra Chitando, Masiiwa Ragies Gunda, Theophilus Ugbedeojo Ejeh, Menard Musendekwa, Clive Tendai Zimunya, Joyline Gwara, Mark S. Aidoo, Ucheawaji Godfrey Josiah, Molly Manyonganise, Mavis Muguti, Nomatter Sande, Kudzai Biri, Francis Machingura, Ngoni Chikwanha, Daniel Nii Aboagye Aryeh, Excellent Chireshe, Calisto Chimoyi, Gift Masengwe, Francesca Hildegardis Chimhanda, Rejoice Hove, Blessing Nyahuma, Edmore Dube
Editor:Joachim Kügler, Rosinah Gabaitse, Johanna Stiebert
Publishing Institution:Lehrstuhl für Neutestamentliche Wissenschaften
Place of publication:Bamberg
Publisher:University of Bamberg Press
Year of publication:2019
Pages / Size:370 Seiten : Illustrationen
Collections (Serial Number):Bible in Africa Studies (22)
Source/Other editions:Parallel erschienen als Druckausg. in der University of Bamberg Press, 2019 (20,00 EUR)
To order a print copy: http://www.uni-bamberg.de/ubp/
SWD-Keyword:Subsaharisches Afrika ; Christentum ; Gleichberechtigung ; Tradition ; Geschlechterforschung
Keywords:Bible in Africa; Biblical Studies; Contextual Biblical Studies; Gender Studies; Masculinity
DDC-Classification:2 Religion / 22 Bibel / 220 Bibel
2 Religion / 23 Christentum, Christliche Theologie / 230 Christentum, Christliche Theologie
3 Sozialwissenschaften / 30 Sozialwissenschaften, Soziologie / 300 Sozialwissenschaften
RVK-Classification:BL 5380 ; BG 6497
URN:urn:nbn:de:bvb:473-opus4-546788
DOI:https://doi.org/10.20378/irbo-54678
ISBN:978-3-86309-654-0
ISBN:978-3-86309-655-7
Document Type:Book or monograph
Language:English
Publishing Institution:University of Bamberg Press, Universitätsbibliothek Bamberg
Release Date:2019/07/17
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - CC BY - Namensnennung 4.0 International