University of Lausanne BiBIL
  Institut romand des sciences bibliques
  Biblical Bibliography of Lausanne - BiBIL
Administration Contact Impressum  
Notice details
Bibil Identifier bibil:221432
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The Biblical Exegesis of Headship
Title (English, ) A Challenge to Patriarchal Understanding That Impinges on Women’s Rights in the Church and Society
Author Baloyi, E.
Journal Verbum et Ecclesia (Volume: 29, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2008
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2008
Year (Copyright) 2008
Year (Reference) 2008
Language English
Pages 1-13 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The aim of this paper is to try and find out the real meaning of man’s (male) headship of women, since that can help us to define the deep meaning of gender equality. A brief historical background will be followed by exegetical remarks on Ephesians 5:21-22 which is one of the texts that explains something about the concept of “headship of man”. Secondly, the meaning will help us to shape our understanding as to how we should handle the issue of women’s rights and gender equality in African Christian churches and families. The challenges that are faced by women because of the misunderstanding of the concept of headship will also be discussed. The movement of feminist theology and other movements are becoming vocal in African countries, because women feel that it is the church and the Bible which promote the subjection of women. Fiorenza (1986:67) says that oppression of women in society is a result of Christian male sexist theology.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Woman
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Gender Studies
Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : Bible (as a whole) -- Hermeneutics - Methods : Hermeneutics : Feminist Reading
Pericopes Ephesians 5,21-5,22
1 Corinthians 14,33-14,35
Links Online document (PDF, English)
Last modification 2017-10-27