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Women and empowerment: strategies to achieve the liberation of women from oppression.

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dc.contributor.advisor Kretzschmar, Louise
dc.contributor.author Venables, Heather Elaine en
dc.date.accessioned 2015-01-23T04:24:28Z
dc.date.available 2015-01-23T04:24:28Z
dc.date.issued 1998-11 en
dc.identifier.citation Venables, Heather Elaine (1998) Women and empowerment: strategies to achieve the liberation of women from oppression., University of South Africa, Pretoria, <http://hdl.handle.net/10500/17796> en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/17796
dc.description.abstract Women today continue to struggle against male-dominated values and norms, and male prejudices, both in society and the Church. This balance of power needs to be altered to free women from the domination of men. The strategies proposed in this dissertation are based on the Christian ethic of justice and equality. Their implementation, I argue, would empower women to resist oppression, independently of men, to achieve liberation and equality so that male-dominated ideologies and structures could no longer oppress. A case study of women ministers in the Methodist Church of Southern Africa revealed discrimination against, and the limitation of the ministries of women clergy. The ethical dilemma of the Church appearing to follow, rather than to lead society on such issues was noted. The attainment of the liberation of women is dependent solely upon themselves and the extent to which they are prepared to take responsibility for their own lives.
dc.format.extent 1 electronic rresources (iv, 182 leaves) en
dc.subject Women and equality
dc.subject Women's oppression
dc.subject Liberation strategies
dc.subject Women and empowerment
dc.subject Strategies for women
dc.subject Women ministers
dc.subject The Methodist Church of Southern Africa
dc.subject Language and stereotypes
dc.subject Gender roles
dc.subject Social conditioning and gender bias
dc.subject.ddc 261.83440968 en
dc.subject.lcsh Sexism -- Religious aspects -- Christianity. en
dc.subject.lcsh Women in Christianity. en
dc.subject.lcsh Bible and feminism. en
dc.subject.lcsh Feminism -- Religious aspects -- Christianity. en
dc.subject.lcsh Ordination of women. en
dc.subject.lcsh Women clergy. en
dc.subject.lcsh Methodist Church -- South Africa. en
dc.title Women and empowerment: strategies to achieve the liberation of women from oppression. en
dc.type Dissertation
dc.description.degree M.Th. (Theological Ethics) en


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