Comments: Church and State III – the European dimension

Just now reading and inwardly digesting the third excellent and helpful article by Fred Cranmer. The relationship between churches and human rigths is a complex but fertile issue. Those interested in this issue will find the (2001) article by Nordic Catholic Scholar Kari Elisabeth Borresen engaging. " Religion Confronting Human Rights: The Case of Roman Catholicism".

Since all arguments advanced by Anglicans favoring ordination gender discrimination are borrowed, her analysis is applicable to our outfit. Borrensen outlines the alliance at the U.N. between the Vatican and Islamic states in their campaign against women's rights.But it's the detailed sweep of medieval Catholic theology that is riveting.

Here's a teaser " Female autonomy is, in fact, alien to all major religious systems."
http://www.womenpriests.org/gender/borresen2.asp

Posted by Rod Gillis at Sunday, 30 December 2012 at 7:08pm GMT
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