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Christianity and Social Systems: Historical Constructions by Rosemary Radford Ruether

By Rosemary Radford Ruether

Well known theologian Rosemary Radford Ruether analyzes the methods the Christian church has traditionally interacted with robust social platforms similar to patriarchy, racism, slavery, and environmentalism, whereas taking a look severely at how the church shapes those structures this present day. With a spotlight at the usa, Christianity and Social structures offers an introductory research of the interactions among the church buildings and significant platforms that experience formed western Christian and post-Christian society.

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20. In the first two decades of the Cuban Revolution, the churches were discriminated against as a reactionary force, but in the 1990s much of this was changed to declare Cuba simply a “lay” state (secular). For the earlier period, see John M. Kirk, God and the Party: Religion and Politics in Revolutionary Cuba (Tampa: University Press of Florida, 1989). 21. org/wiki/ Cristero. 22. For the disestablishment of Congregationalism in Massachusetts, see Maclear, Church and State in the Modern Era, 201–2.

If a family already had too many children, especially daughters, the infant could be set out in a public place, where it was often picked up by others and raised as a slave. People thus enslaved might be freed if they could prove they were of free birth, but this was difficult, particularly for one exposed as an infant. 32 Slaves did most of the physical labor in Roman society. Greek society had seen manual labor as inherently “servile” and hence degrading to the elite man. The Romans, who originally valued hard work as landowning farmers, adopted this same negative view of work as they developed the empire.

P. Dutton, 1981), 98–109. 3. M. Kay Martin and Barbara Voorhies, Female of the Species (New York: Columbia University Press, 1975), 184–89. 4. Martin and Voorhies, Female of the Species, 190. 5. David F. Aberle, “Matrilineal Descent in Cross-Cultural Perspective,” citing the 1957 work of George Peter Murdock, World Ethnographic Sample, in Matrilineal Kinship, ed. David M. Schneider and Katheleen Gough (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1961), 663. 6. Martin and Voorhees, Female of the Species, 225–28; see also Judith K.

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