Date of Award

2016

Document Type

Thesis

Department

Business Administration

First Advisor

Frodo Okulam

Subjects

Women in the Bible, Jesus Christ -- Views on women, Jesus Christ -- Teachings -- Applications to treatment of women, Feminism -- Religious aspects -- Christianity

DOI

10.15760/honors.327

Abstract

This thesis crafts an argument for greater female education, teaching, and leadership within modern day Christian churches. By examining three key interactions between Jesus and women as recorded in the four canonical gospels, a clear example for gender equality within Christianity emerges. The manner in which Jesus speaks with the Samaritan Woman, Mary of Bethany, and the women at the resurrection, as well as the roles and responsibilities he places on them demonstrates that Christ saw women as capable of learning, teaching, and leading. As the canon of Christianity, Jesus’ life on earth is the template that sets the bar for all those following him. Therefore, any congregation claiming to follow the life of Christ must evaluate their treatment of women to ensure strong alignment between Jesus’ example and their operations.

Comments

An undergraduate honors thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Science in University Honors and Business

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/17932

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