Gender and religion revision notes

Specifically for AQA A2 Unit 3 Sociology students, but may be helpful to other students. It includes:

  • Images of God in different religions (Davie 1994)
  • Patriarchal elements of religion (Covering Judaism, Christianity, Islam & Buddhism)
  • Sexuality and religion (Bird 1999 and Turner 1983)
  • Women in religious organisations (Simon and Nadell 1995)
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A2 Sociology Beliefs in Society




Gender & Religion

Images of God in different religions

Davie (1994)

Women see God more as a god of love, comfort and forgiveness
Men see God more as a god of power and control

Patriarchal elements of religion

Orthodox Jewish men: "Blessed art thou O…

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A2 Sociology Beliefs in Society





Islamic groups, Orthodox Jews and the Roman Catholic Church continue
to exclude women from the religious hierarchy
Women ministers have long been accepted in some sects and
denominations
The Church of England has ordained women since 1992
Anglican churches in Hong Kong, USA, Canada and…

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