In support of female leadership in the church : grappling with the perspective of Setswana men – shepherding as solution offered

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dc.contributor.author Sekano, Gopolang Harry
dc.contributor.author Masango, Maake J.S.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-05-29T12:32:43Z
dc.date.available 2012-05-29T12:32:43Z
dc.date.issued 2012-03-27
dc.description This article is an adaptation of G.H.S.’s (University of Pretoria) thesis, undertaken within the Department of Practical Theology at the University of Pretoria, as supervised by M.M. (University of Pretoria). en_US
dc.description.abstract This article addresses the overwhelmingly negative experience and feeling of some men who serve under female leaders in the church. They claim to feel degraded and traumatised by the experience of being led by women. They also claim that their patriarchal culture and religion is defied by such actions and laws of equality that encourage female leadership. They substantiate their views by quoting 1 Corinthians 14:34−35 and 1 Timothy 2:12−14 in addition to a Setswana proverb, ‘Tsa etelelwa pele ke e namagadi di wela ka lengope’ [those who are led by a female leader fall into dongas]. In the light of this situation an intensive study regarding the need for an egalitarian concept and constructive interpretation of Bible passages, Setswana proverbs and idioms regarding the inevitability of female leadership is paramount to people who have an androcentric concept of religion and culture. en
dc.description.librarian nf2012 en
dc.description.uri http://www.ve.org.za en_US
dc.description.uri http://upetd.up.ac.za/thesis/available/etd-05282008-164951/ en_US
dc.identifier.citation Sekano, G.H. & Masango, M.J., 2012, ‘In support of female church leadership: Grappling with the Setswana male perspective - Shepherding as solution offered’, Verbum et Ecclesia 33(1), Art. #433, 8 pages. http://dx.DOI.org/10.4102/ve.v33i1.433 en
dc.identifier.issn 1609-9982
dc.identifier.other 10.4102/ve.v33i1.433
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/18983
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher OpenJournals Publishing en_US
dc.rights © 2012. The Authors. Licensee: AOSIS OpenJournals. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License. en_US
dc.subject Female leaders in the church en
dc.subject Setswana men en
dc.subject.lcsh Leadership in women en
dc.subject.lcsh Patriarchy -- Religious aspects -- Christianity en
dc.subject.lcsh Christian leadership en
dc.subject.lcsh Women in church work en
dc.subject.lcsh Sexism in religion en
dc.subject.lcsh Black theology en
dc.subject.lcsh Discipling (Christianity) en
dc.subject.lcsh Man-woman relationships -- Religious aspects en
dc.subject.lcsh Androcentrism en
dc.title In support of female leadership in the church : grappling with the perspective of Setswana men – shepherding as solution offered en
dc.type Article en


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