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Aristotle's philosophical influence on Western civilization, history and theology placed women in inferior positions

M. Masango
Verbum et Ecclesia | Vol 24, No 2 | a2926 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ve.v24i2.2926 | © 2003 M. Masango | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 26 June 2023 | Published: 27 November 2003

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M. Masango, University of Pretoria, South Africa

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This paper examines the influence of Aristotle on western civilization, and it explores how this line of thinking influenced religion from the point of view of its subordination of women. Then I examine how women were excluded from historical accounts and by this omission, were treated generally and regarded as inferior beings. Next I analyze the critical feminist reaction to this male patriarchal authorship, and then examined the research methods that patriarchal writers used with patriarchal reference to the “traditional model” (i e, male as a norm in society). I will finally examine certain oppressive scriptural passages, which oppress women and help men to regard them as property. The above concept helped feminist to research a new methodology of liberation, not only to liberate women but men as well.

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