The Bible and Gender Troubles in Africa

Faculty/Professorship: New Testament Studies  
Author(s): Kügler, Joachim  ; Gabaitse, Rosinah; Stiebert, Johanna; Chitando, Ezra; Gunda, Masiiwa Ragies; Ejeh, Theophilus Ugbedeojo; Musendekwa, Menard; Zimunya, Clive Tendai; Gwara, Joyline; Aidoo, Mark S.; Josiah, Ucheawaji Godfrey; Manyonganise, Molly; Muguti, Mavis; Sande, Nomatter; Biri, Kudzai; Machingura, Francis; Chikwanha, Ngoni; Aryeh, Daniel Nii Aboagye; Chireshe, Excellent; Chimoyi, Calisto; Masengwe, Gift; Chimhanda, Francesca Hildegardis; Hove, Rejoice; Nyahuma, Blessing; Dube, Edmore
Editors: Kügler, Joachim  ; Gabaitse, Rosinah; Stiebert, Johanna
Corporate Body: Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg, Lehrstuhl für Neutestamentliche Wissenschaften
Publisher Information: Bamberg : University of Bamberg Press
Year of publication: 2019
Pages: 370 ; Illustrationen
ISBN: 978-3-86309-654-0
Series ; Volume: Bible in Africa Studies ; 22 
Source/Other editions: Parallel erschienen als Druckausg. in der University of Bamberg Press, 2019 (20,00 EUR)
Language(s): English
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DOI: 10.20378/irbo-54678
Licence: Creative Commons - CC BY - Attribution 4.0 International 
URN: urn:nbn:de:bvb:473-opus4-546788
Quickly changing concepts on gender roles are a pivotal issue in after-colonial African societies. Many women (and men) are calling for a radical change as they feel traditional gender concepts as being oppressive, inhuman and un-Christian. Gender equality, gender fairness is on their agenda. On the other hand, for many men (and women) these societal changes are painful “gender troubles” and seem to be dangerous for gender-based identity, threatening traditional African values. Volume 22 of the BiAS series deals with this central topic by asking what gender troubles have to do with the Bible. Are biblical texts an obstacle for women’s liberation? Is the Bible a divine guaranty for male supremacy or rather an advocate for gender equality? What are “redemptive masculinities” and how do they relate to a new, truly Christian understanding of the role of women in church, society and state? – Scholars from different disciplines and several countries are dealing with these urgent questions to help scholars, students, pastors, politicians and members of Christian churches to find a way to more gender fairness and “gender joy”.
GND Keywords: Subsaharisches Afrika; Christentum; Gleichberechtigung; Tradition; Geschlechterforschung
Keywords: Bible in Africa, Gender Studies, Masculinity, Biblical Studies, Contextual Biblical Studies
DDC Classification: 220 The Bible  
230 Christianity & Christian theology  
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology  
RVK Classification: BG 6497     BL 5380   
Type: Book
Year of publication: 17. July 2019