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Christianity and the Treatment of Women in Africa

In the midst of the current intellectual debate about whether religion is beneficial in human life, Carrie A. Miles examined the impact of Christianity on the treatment of women in Africa. Distinguishing between “the church,” as “a worldly, material, and power-laden institution,” and “the spirit,” denoting “Christianity experienced as a personal, spiritual manifestation of other-worldly charisma with immediate implications for this-worldly treatment of others,” she finds that whenever and wherever Christianity becomes institutional, hierarchical and power-laden, women are pushed from secular and spiritual authority to the margins, but where and when “the spirit” manifests, the secular welfare of women improves and the role of women in faith leadership is honored. Read The Church versus the Spirit: the Impact of Christianity on the Treatment of Women in Africa, housed on the Association of Religion Data Archives, a website devoted to archiving high-quality research data sets and scholarly articles derived from them.




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