What did/do Christians teach about the role of women in society? I have to explain christian teaching about the role of women in society, and I am not completely sure on what points to talk about.

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Stanton Winder | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Adjunct Educator

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There are two views concerning a woman's role among Christians. 1) They are the egalitarian approach which see women as equal to men in all aspects including personhood and role and function in society. This would mean that a woman would have the same opportunity as any man as far as Christian teaching is concerned. 2) The other viewpoint is the complementarian view which sees women as absolutely equal in personhood, but their role and function in the family and in the church to be one of submission to men as leaders in the home and church. In the broader society their role would be no different than men.They could serve as heads of companies as well as the president of the United States.

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