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Inclusive feminine biblical hermeneutics as necessary condition for social development in Africa

Uzonna Florence Echeta

Abstract


Over the years, women have been suppressed by their male counterparts in most societies (even though this situation has improved because of the  successful sensitization of women activists). Societal misconception of women was caused hugely by the patriarchal bias which influenced biblical  interpretation of women roles. The study examined the position and the  efforts of women to change this situation through biblical hermeneutics.  Historical research approach was employed in this study and findings showed that to achieve sustainable development in Africa and Nigeria, the  contributions of feminine theologians are needed to complement those of the men. The study recommends that theologians should champion the course of repositioning women and change societal views about them through unbiased and proper biblical hermeneutics.



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