Die huishouding van God volgens Jakobus: Rolmodelle en vriendskap onderweg na ’n postpatriargale identiteit
Keywords:Eco-feminism, Household, Patriargalism, Gender, Healing, Hospitality, James
AbstractThroughout the ages, clerical structures were developed according to the patriarchal family structure, modelled on examples to be found in the New Testament. Upholding a patriarchal (with the accompanying hierarchy) and hetero-normative way of thinking (with accompanying marginalization) within the community of believers, has the potential to wound, oppress and alienate people from the church. This principle has the implication that establishing a post-patriarchal identity in the household, as well as in the church is potentially a key to mutual transformation and liberation. In this article the friendship-model in the book of James is interpreted through the lens of the example of Jesus. Although first-century friendships must be interpreted within the context of patronship, James presents a further perspective: that people should be appreciated as full partners within the relationships.
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