The Role of Women in Islam and Christianity Comparison Essay by Writing Specialists

The Role of Women in Islam and Christianity
A comparison of the modern roles of women in Christian and Islamic society.
# 91540 | 854 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2007 | US

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This work compares and contrasts women's roles in Islam and Christianity, in an attempt to determine whether the general opinions of the subjugation of Islamic women and the feminism among Christian women is in fact true. The writer presents the opinion that the roles of women in society and religion are not as different between Islam and Christianity as generally believed.

Table of Contents:
I. The View from Islam
II. The Christian View of the Role of Women
Summary and Conclusion

From the Paper:

"While the Christian perspective of the woman's role appears to be much more lenient, one must only tune into the view of Paul in his writings on the role of women. Paul relates that women are not to speak out in the church but to remain silent. Women are admonished as well not to cut their hair as Paul states in I Corinthians chapter 11 and verse 15: "But if a woman have long hair, it is a glory to her, for her hair is given her a covering." (Holy Bible, KJV p. 1441) While it was many years ago when this was expressed by Paul and while it is true that views have most certainly changed for some branches of the Christian church, this belief remains strong in some sectors of the traditional religion of Christianity with some religions disallowing the wearing of pants by female members of their denomination and disallowing as well the cutting of a woman's hair."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Bunting, Madeleine (2001) Can Islam Liberate Women? Muslim Women and Scholars think it does - Spiritually and Sexually. The Guardian 8 Dec 2001 Online available at:,4273,4314573,00.html.
  • Holy Bible (1990) King James Version Thomas Nelson Publishers Copyright 1990 Thomas Nelson, Inc. p. 1441.

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