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2016 | 66 | 83-101
Article title

Funkcja nauczycielska kobiety w myśli Jana Chryzostoma

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The teaching function of a woman in the statements of John Chrysostom
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PL
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The Church Fathers repeatedly spoke about the function that women should play – especially Christian women – in the communities they lived in. One of the widely discussed problems in ancient times was the question of teaching by women. It was discussed whether women in general can teach, and if so, under what circumstances? In this article I decided to investigate this issue on the basis of selected speeches of John Chrysostom. The first point of the present study notes that in ancient times the public teaching and speaking in general was a manifesta­tion of power. The next two sections present Chrysostom's comments on this topic based on the exegesis of biblical texts 1 Timothy 2:11-15 and Romans 16:3-16. In the final conclusions it should be underlined, that John Chrysostom firm­ly holds to the teaching of Scripture (especially St. Paul). He makes a distinction between private and public teaching. According to him, women can only lead pri­vate teaching activity (especially in the family), but they cannot teach in public, be­cause such teaching is associated with the holding of an ecclesiastical office, reser­ved for men. A man teaches a woman, not the other way around – this is the standard situation. Reversing these roles was permitted only in exceptional circumstances.
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Volume
66
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83-101
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2018-12-16
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bwmeta1.element.ojs-issn-0860-9411-volume-66-article-3447
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