• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Role Of Women In Christianity?

Extracts from this document...


Role Of Women In Christianity? Many people also think that the Christian Church is sexist and does not treat men and women equally. Paul said that: Women should remain silent in the churches. They are not allowed to speak, but must be in submission, as the Law says. If they want to enquire about something, they should ask their own husbands at home; for it is disgraceful for a woman to speak in the church. 1 Corinthians 14:34-35 Now I want you to realise that the head of every man is Christ, and the head of the woman is man, and the head of Christ is God. Every man who prays or prophesies with his head covered dishonours his head. And every woman who prays or prophesies with her head uncovered dishonours her head-it is just as though her head were shaved. ...read more.


Luke 10:38 - 42 tells of Jesus' visit to sisters, Martha and Mary. Mary wants to listen to his teaching but Martha was upset because she wasn't helping with the work. Jesus said Mary should be allowed to listen to him and learn from him. This does not mean that the Church has not been guilty of discrimination both in the past and present. Some churches do not allow women priests and have been accused of prejudice. Is The Bible Relevant In Modern Living? From a religious point of view the bible is relevant to modern living because it is their way of life. They follow all the teachings and everything that is in it. Christians see the bible as a sacred writing, all Christians interpret in different ways. ...read more.


Moral issues will always be a problem in life, the Bible can be used to guide certain people who wish to learn how to act properly. And how to have a social decorum if you will. But not all people are prepared to listen and to learn to these issues so they will not learn and they will think that the bible is not relevant in modern times. These people are simply ignorant. However there are bad points on why the bible is not relevant. Some of the content is not relevant to real life, Christians are prepared to listen to irrelevant stories but non Christians are not. People are not prepared to listen because parts of the bible are very boring, only certain extracts will help you in real life. Non Christians want to learn about teachings that are relevant, however a lot of the stories are not. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Prejudice and Discrimination section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Prejudice and Discrimination essays

  1. Women have a higher profile and feel more equal to men in Christianity than ...

    I also could have got a balanced amount of sources for both religions of old sources and modern sources. This is because I found that most of my sources were either written a long time ago or in the last decade and only a couple of my sources were very recent.

  2. Its not muslim women that are exploited its western women

    Family, the other aspect. If dangers for family and particularly matrimonial life could be achieved successfully in the West, they would be more able to gain ground in the Muslim World. There, family life with all its aspects concerning not only husband, wife and children, but all other relatives too,

  1. Racism. I plan to address the nature, different types and reasons for racism, and ...

    By protecting these people, Corrie and her father and sister risked their own lives. Bishop Trevor Huddleston helped found Britain's Anti-Apartheid Movement in 1959 and led its campaigns for sanctions against the white-led government. He was knighted this year for his work against apartheid.

  2. The Screwtape Letters: An Exploration of Christianity.

    does he/she have to say his/her prayers in front of an object, and most certainly prayers should not be directed towards an imaginary man in the clouds. By having the patient direct his prayers towards an object or idea Wormwood would be taking the patient's mind off of the real importance of prayer, communication with God.

  1. Gender issues - "Women should remain at home, sit still, bear and bring up ...

    modern civilization has changed significantly in the last fifty to a hundred years and that they now have a greater equality of opportunity and independence. Christian Fundamentalism The term fundamentalist is now used to refer to any religious group that is considered to hold radical views.

  2. Prejudice and Discrimination - Describe the teachings of Christianity about discrimination and prejudice and ...

    The Samaritan and the man would not usually get on with each other but regardless he recognises the man's need; he clothes him and pays for him to stay in an inn. What the Samaritan did could be represented by this quote: "love your enemy", even though he wouldn't normally

  1. The teachings of Christianity on Prejudice and Discrimination

    The confession that they go on to make, is that "the Church displays racism by failing to adapt, so that black people can share fully in its life, its outreach, and its decision making". They have also committed themselves and pledged to doing everything they can against racism in the

  2. What do Christians teach about the causes of hunger and disease?

    Acts 2:42-45 says, "They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread, and to prayer. Everyone was filled with awe, and many wonders and miraculous signs were done by the apostles. All the believers were together and had everything in common.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work