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Passport to Heaven

Gender Roles in the Unification Church, 1st Edition

By Kathleen S. Lowney


236 pages

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This book focuses on the gender roles within the Unification Church, and on particularly the gender roles as expressed through the vows of marriage. It examines the more widely shared patriarchal assumptions about women in a circumscribed socio-religious environment, with the Church’s gender role system being investigated largely on the level of its theological explanations for gender roles. The Church’s ethos, its lived reality, is also examined, and for this many interviews have been conducted with the ‘blessed’, the married couples.

First published in 1992.

Table of Contents

1. Weaving the Methodological Tapestry 2. Indemnified Love: Celibacy in the Unification Church 3. The Unification Family Ethic and Restoration History 4. From the Cradle to World War Three 5. Recapitulation and Future Conversations

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
RELIGION / General