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Single Idea 19945

[catalogued under 25. Social Practice / B. Equalities / 1. Grounds of equality]

Full Idea

There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female; for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.

Gist of Idea

Jew and Greeks, bond and free, male and female, are all one in Christ


St Paul (09: Galatians [c.55], 3.28)

Book Reference

'The Bible', ed/tr. the Church [Collins 1950], p.562

A Reaction

No wonder women and slaves were enthusiastic about Christianity. This verse is powerful and influential, even if it was largely ignored by Christian rulers. Consider the relative positions of women in Islam and Christendom.