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Timeline
showing the position of women in the Church over the past two thousand years

Our TIMELINE gives links to more than a thousand historical records we have online.

They document the prejudices and misconceptions church leaders had about women: Fathers of the Church, local Synods and church councils, bishops, theologians, popes.

They also show how emancipation in society began to have an influence on thinking in the Church, and how prominent women paved the way for liberation in all areas of life, including religion. 

John Wijngaards

Click on each century to discover the full story!

 

THE ROMAN EMPIRE

0 – 100 AD

100 – 200 AD

200 – 300 AD

300 – 400 AD

400 -500 AD

 

NEW CIVILIZATIONS IN EUROPE

500 – 600 AD

600 – 700 AD

700 – 800 AD

800 – 900 AD

900 – 1000 AD

 

THE MIDDLE AGES

1000 – 1100 AD

1100 – 1200 AD

1200 – 1300 AD

1300 – 1400 AD

1400 – 1500 AD

 

RENAISSANCE

1500 – 1600 AD

1600 – 1700 AD

1700 – 1800 AD

1800 – 1900 AD

MODERN ERA

1900 – 1950 AD

1950 – 2000 AD