Summary Of Ruther's Creation Stories

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As Ruther has written about the creation stories, you have to wonder if all the stories about non-human and human nature have made an impact on this earth and, how people view other religions beliefs. It is stated that it is “suggested that human females are relatively or absolutely better at mutuality than human males. They further suggested that there was an original social order in which women and female modes of relationality dominated, and all was benign between the genders and in the human-nature relationship” (Ruether 143). This paper will examine and describe how various creation narratives influence gender parity. In the stories of a lost paradise, there have been two major roots throughout the biblical story of Eden and the Greek…show more content…
There were mortals who were free from trouble, hard labor, and were safe from disease. Zeus punished humanity because Prometheus stole fire from the gods so the mortal people could develop technology. So Zeus sent Pandora down to earth with a box that that was a gift from her. Pandora made the mistake of opening the box because as a result all the diseases and troubles afflicted humanity. These two stories are shaped by men to blame women for all the hard labor and physical illness. “The stories seem to be compounded of two elements, an idealized memory of preagricultural societies and idealized (male) childhood” (Ruether…show more content…
During this time prior patriarchy it was told that women ruled over men. “ In the late nineteenth, some anthropologists popularized theory of human development to a period of matriarchal rule,followed by patriarchy” (Ruether 145). Friedrich Engels had claimed this theory and became part of Marxist thought. In this century many did not see it as a better world that we should return to. Some feminist people such as Matilda Joslyn Gage “picked up on the theme of original matriarchy, seeing it not as a primitive time, but a time of high culture in early egyptian and Near Eastern civilization, when women were in the ascendancy in family, religion, and society” (Ruether
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