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Try All One in Christ Jesus.It contains a wealth of study material – attitudes to women in the Bible, in the ancient world, in medieval and Victorian times. It gives arguments for and against participation by women in religious activities. It reports comments made by a wide range of people. It includes questions for thought and study.
 
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This site addresses the issue of women’s roles within the church, or sisters’ roles within the ecclesia, to use terminology more familiar to those within the Christadelphian community for whom this resource is primarily provided.

Since the inception of the Christadelphian body in the mid 1800’s, its congregations have, by and large, accepted and implemented traditional church restrictions on the roles of women as were current within society at the time.

With the passage of some six generations, we now have opportunity to reflect on the effects of these policies, and consider also the increased scholarly resources which were not available to our pioneer brothers, but which give a clearer understanding of how the 1st Century believers lived and worshipped.

OneVoice includes all kinds of documents; comprehensive analysis, exposition of specific texts, articles on related issues, personal statements, appeals and links. We aim to develop the site over time, God Willing, and suggestions are welcome.

We pray that this service will be a blessing to our beloved sisters and brothers, leading the way to fuller, wiser, kinder, deeper and truer service to our Lord. Please consider these writings with an open and prayerful heart, and apply them in courage and love.
 

"For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free person, there is not male and female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s descendant, heirs according to the promise" . Gal 3:27-29 (NAB)

"May the God of steadfastness and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Welcome one another, therefore, as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God."  Romans 15:5-7. (RSV)

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Femininity, Ancient and Modern
This perceptive appeal to godly reason was written at a time of ecclesial trouble when sisters were excluded from assisting in its resolution. The author highlights the valuable contribution of feminine spirituality.

She makes the interesting observation that Paul seemed to view marriage in two different lights – his Jewish heritage and his new Christian perspective. Neither Jesus nor Paul attempted to overthrow existing social customs in one sweep, and freedoms for women developed throughout the New Testament and continue today.
 
  
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Femininity, Ancient and Modern
Ruth McHaffie 1966
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