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1000 BC - 0 AD


from a perspective of women in the Church


 

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The Jewish religion into which Jesus Christ was born, bore many of the features of male domination that scarred the mediterranean religions at the time.

This culture of male domination is explained here:

The part of the Hebrew Scriptures that would influence later Christian thinking most were the creation stories in Genesis. Eve was interpreted as a symbol of weakness and lust presenting a constant danger to men. It greatly affected the way women were looked upon in the Church.

Read about it here:

 



EVE by Hans Memling (1485)


 

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Regarding rabbinical teaching on women: