ISBN 9789996066382
Pages 30
Dimensions 229 x 152mm
Published 2020
Publisher Luviri Press, Malawi
Format Paperback

Pa Chiyambi Anawalenga Chimodzimodzi

by Janet Kholowa, Klaus Fiedler

In Malawi and probably in other parts of Africa, many Christians believe that God created man and women unequal, the (male) man first, and then the woman to be the man's helper or maybe even servant. Following the creation stories the authors argue that God created woman and man equal (Genesis 1 and 2) and that only sin changed the rule over the animals to the man's rule over the woman. And in the beginning God did not create the woman as the man's "helpmeet", but as his redeemer. And when the man so the help that God had provided, he exclaimed: "Now this is flesh of my flesh and bones of my bones!" Female male equality is indeed God's original design.

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About the Author

Klaus Fiedler

Klaus Fiedler is Professor of Theology and Religious Studies at Mzuzu University. He specializes in Church History and Missiology. He started publishing as the editor of the Kachere Series, the leading academic publisher in Malawi. He is now in charge of Mzuni Press based in Mzuzu.