Reimagining Women’s Ministry and Leadership in Light of the Eucharist : A Palestinian Anglican Perspective

Title

Reimagining Women’s Ministry and Leadership in Light of the Eucharist : A Palestinian Anglican Perspective

Description

By Naoum, Hosam Elias (2019) -- This project’s purpose was to highlight gender inequality within Palestinian society in general and the local Anglican Church in particular. In the context of the project, women initiated conversations centering on women’s roles in the church with the potential to open the local Anglican Church to a fuller vision and experience of God. Through the women’s prophetic imagination and re-imagination of their own stories, they move their families and their church community toward gender justice and equality.
Women at St. George's Cathedral, Jerusalem, engaged in conversation to reflect on the ministry and leadership of women in their own patriarchal and male-dominated context. As an ethnographic study, the project focused on the lived experiences of Palestinian Anglican women within the church and the wider community. The conversation, referred to as “table talk,” was the foundational act of ministry for the theological discussion and reflection of this project thesis. Feminist approaches to anthropology, ecclesiology, spirituality guided my theological reflection on the women's table talk.
This unprecedented project at the Cathedral has the power to transform the whole community’s vision and experience of God. In short, this project thesis is a major pastoral step within my context where the church as the body of Christ moves into the fullness and wholeness of God's Kingdom, fully affirming both women and men as made in God’s image.

Creator

Naoum, Hosam Elias

Publisher

Virginia Theological Seminary

Date

June 27, 2019

Rights

Copyright © 2019 by Hosam E. Naoum

Format

PDF

Type

Project thesis

Files

Project Thesis - Hosam Naoum.pdf
Date Added
April 15, 2021
Collection
VTS Doctoral Theses
Item Type
Text
Citation
Naoum, Hosam Elias , “Reimagining Women’s Ministry and Leadership in Light of the Eucharist : A Palestinian Anglican Perspective,” Bishop Payne Library at Virginia Theological Seminary, accessed September 24, 2022, https://vtsbpl.omeka.net/items/show/96.