Six Characteristics of a Postpatriarchal Christianity

  • Jay McDaniel University of Leicester


Christianity is best understood not as a set of timeless doctrines, but as a historical movement capable of change and growth. In this respect, Christianity is like a science. Heretofore, most instances of Christianity have exhibited certain ways of thinking that, taken as a whole, have led to the subordination of women (and the Earth and animals as well) to men in power. This article describes these ways of thinking, then contrasts six ways of thinking and acting that can inform postpatriarchal Christianity and science.


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How to Cite
McDaniel, J. (2021). Six Characteristics of a Postpatriarchal Christianity. Religious Studies: An International Journal, 9(1), 1-16. Retrieved from