Christianity-Informed Patriarchy in the United States as a System of Oppression

This paper and presentation are the product of two semesters of work at East Tennessee State University. I am proud of myself for the quality of the work and just for completing it, especially in the midst of single parenting, relocating to a new state, starting a new career, and continuing on the beautiful and rigorous spiritual journey I’ve set out on, and for earning a perfect score on the assignment.

You can see the presentation video and read the full text of the paper below. I look forward to learning more about this topic as I begin my studies at Starr King School for the Ministry next semester.

Capstone PDF

*Correction: Page 7 refers to “the original Hebrew text.” The original text was Greek.


Instructor Feedback:

“Helen, Students rarely earn a perfect score on the Capstone, but you have earned this. Your argument is well-written, well-organized, logical and uses reliable sources to support your points. You are insightful in your analysis—pointing out that the idea of redemption for a “sin” that humankind (particularly women) have never committed and building a belief system around it is brilliant. The fact that gender roles also harm men is an idea that most people never consider. Congratulations on completing the Capstone, and I truly wish you the best as you continue on to graduate school. You will make an amazing leader in the field of true spirituality. Happy Winter Solstice!”



One response to “Christianity-Informed Patriarchy in the United States as a System of Oppression”

  1. […] This is why I know exactly where the two errors are in my two-semester research project about religion and the patriarchy are and the facts that I got a perfect score and high praise from my instructor are an […]


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