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Women in church and society: Report of research done by a research team at the PU vir CHO

F.J. van Rensburg
In die Skriflig/In Luce Verbi | Vol 36, No 4 | a532 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ids.v36i4.532 | © 1970 F.J. van Rensburg | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 06 August 2002 | Published:

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F.J. van Rensburg, School of Biblical Studies and Bible Languages, Potchefstroomse Universiteit vir CHO, South Africa

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Abstract

The research project “Women in Church and Society” was conducted under the auspices of one of the focus areas for research and postgraduate education at the Potchefstroomse Universiteit vir Christelike Hoër Onderwys: “Reformed Theology and the Development of the South African Society”. This focus area is based in the Faculty of Theology (PU vir CHO) and is directed by Herrie van Rooy. Project 2 of this focus area is “The socio-historic context of the Bible and its implications for the development of South African Society” and is under the leadership of Fika J. van Rensburg. The first sub-project of Project 2 to be completed is “Women in Church and Society”. It commenced in 2000 and had its fourth and final workshop in September 2002. It was managed by a five-person executive committee and had the following categories of collaborators: 16 PU vir CHO researchers, 10 researchers from other South African universities, 6 international researchers, 19 masters’ and doctoral students, and 21 researchers with special expertise in relevant areas. In total 48 papers1 were read and discussed at the four workshops; and most of them have either been published or are in the process of being published as articles in accredited journals. This article is a report on the activities and outcome of the research project.

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Ethics Of Gender; Feminist; Gender; Hermeneutics; Human Rights; Patriarchy; Woman

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