Professor Tina Beattie is widely known to write on the issues of marriage, the family, gender and women’s rights.
It is true that over time many women had begun to note their inferiority both within the church and in other spheres justified by church teachings (1). Thus Christian feminism attempts to advance the equality of men and women morally, socially, spiritually, and in leadership from a Christian based perspective. It is argued that to achieve equality in Christian circles women must also have a role to play and a voice in matters (2). Some Christian feminists argue that gender equality within the church cannot be achieved without rethinking the portrayal and understanding of God as a masculine being (3), although others claim that God is entirely gender-transcendent (4).
Beattie begins by noting that a gendered understanding of God has its roots in Greek philosophy, saying that “feminist theologians argue that…
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