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This quote is often attributed to one of the early church fathers, usually to Bernard of Clairvaux or Saint Augustine, although the earliest reference in print was in 1896. There is no historical evidence that links the quote to Clairvaux or Augustine. It is part of a textbook on human anatomy by Joseph Hyrtl


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What you referring to is Complementarianism. Complementarianism is a theological view in Christianity [...] that men and women have different but complementary roles and responsibilities in marriage, family life, and religious leadership. [...] These separate roles preclude women from specific functions of ministry within the community. Though women may ...


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John Piper and Wayne Grudham have published the following books which may deal with the subject of women as pastors: Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood - A Response to Evangelical Feminism by John Piper and Wayne Grudham - A controversy of major proportions has spread through the church. Recent generations bear witness to the rise of "evangelical ...


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Should a priest refuse communion to an inappropriately dressed man or woman when they approach to receive it? That will all depend on the particular circumstances involved. I included men in my response because both sexes can be equally modest in dress and can be also guilty of dressing immodestly. Caveat: What is considered an inappropriate dress code in ...


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I have found a source (not of the highest quality) claiming that the quote is taken from a work of Tertullian called "De Cultu Feminarum". Unfortunately, the citations I've seen indicate that the quote is from the first volume of this two-volume work. My usual source for the Latin Church Fathers, Migné's Patrologia Latina, contains only the second volume. I ...


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The question assumes the woman is just a 'copy and pasted' man, or interchangeable with man, whereas when God took woman out of man, He didn't intend for equality or sameness, because he made a physically and mentally different creature, designed to be compatible with, complete, and be completed by, the man. We are both created in the image of God - high, ...


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Starting at the beginning, male and female were both created in the image of God with no indication of inequality. According to Paul, we who are in Christ are not to be distinguished by national or religious affiliation, degree of bondage, gender, etc as regards our position as children of God. Much of what we see in church practice and in theological ...


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What is the source for Tertullian's “woman is a temple built over a sewer” quote? The English translations seem to embellish the Latin translation somewhat. It can be found in Tertulliani de Cultu Feminarum: Liber I The quote is from the second paragraph. In doloribus et anxietatibus paris, mulier, et ad uirum tuum conuersio tua et ille dominatur tui: ...


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