Women and Wisdom in Scripture

By Baharieh Rouhani Ma'ani

First presented at the Irfan Colloquia Session #125
Centre for Bahá'í­ Studies: Acuto, Italy
June 30 – July 3, 2014
(see list of papers from #125)

published in Lights of Irfan, volume 16, pages 93-122
© 2015, ‘Irfán Colloquia


    In this paper the treatment of women in religion, the direct and indirect influence of the Babi and Bahá'í Faiths in raising awareness about women's plight and transforming attitudes towards them across the globe, the role of linguistic biases in degrading women's status, the role of wisdom in preparing the ground for gender equality, and finally the need for vigilance to prevent past shortcomings from infiltrating our way of thinking and behaving will be discussed.

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