Ancient Taboos and Gender Prejudice: Challenges for Orthodox by Leonie B. Liveris

By Leonie B. Liveris

This e-book explores the suffering genesis of a women's circulate within the Orthodox Church throughout the ecumenical circulation of the 20th century at a time while militant conservatism is rising in Orthodox international locations and fundamentalism within the diaspora. providing an realizing of the participation of ladies within the Orthodox Church, fairly throughout the 50 years of the club of the Orthodox church buildings on the earth Council of church buildings, this e-book contributes to the continued debates and feminist research of women's participation, ministry and sexuality within the existence and perform of the Church common. The ebook finds either the confident contributions to ecumenism and the problems confronting Orthodox ladies wishing to take part extra absolutely within the management and ministry in their church.

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Ecumenical relationships have provided opportunities for Orthodox women not only to be in dialogue with other Christian women but more importantly with women within and between all Orthodox jurisdictions, in the homeland and in the diaspora. 101 Stanley Harakas (1981), Contemporary Moral Issues Facing Orthodox Christians, Boston: Holy Cross Seminary Press, p. 57. 102 Liz Stanley and Sue Wise (eds) (1990), Feminist Praxis: Research, Theory and Epistomology in Feminist Sociology, London: Routledge, p.

P. 2. Women and Ecumenical Relationships 23 helping women in the Church in their struggle for equality – to let them know that they were not alone in their struggle, and to let men know of the incredible contribution so many faithful women had given to the life and work of the universal Church. 92 Kathleen Bliss was faced with the challenge of providing conclusions from the many responses to the questionnaire when she wrote the book. Her two issues addressed to the churches have changed the thinking and practices of many members of the WCC.

P. 268. , p. 275. , p. 276. Sergius Bulgakov, My Life in Orthodoxy and Priesthood, trans. Lev Zander, Autobiographical notes (in Russian), p. 55. 53 Women and Ecumenical Relationships 13 Women, Church and State – the Feminist Movement Many women advocates of an earlier ecumenical movement were activists for women’s suffrage, the right to work, marital equality and the right to education and were among the first women to challenge the Church and its discriminatory attitudes and practices towards women as they challenged the state.

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