• Male Headship: Reform of the Protestant Tradition

    Author(s):
    John Witte, Jr. (see profile)
    Date:
    2004
    Subject(s):
    Christianity, Family, Gender
    Item Type:
    Book chapter
    Tag(s):
    John Stuart Mill, James Fitzjames Stephens, Parent-Child, Equality, Male Headship, Patriarchy, Marriage
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/246s-cv26
    Abstract:
    The historical Protestant tradition has interpreted the biblical teachings on male headship in a variety of ways – from stern theories of patriarchy within the church, state, and family to gender-equality in all relationships. This Article uses a nineteenth- century English literary debate between the patriarchal views of James Fitzjames Stephens and the egalitarian views of John Stuart Mill to test the values and limits of each perspective and their respective influence on modern family law.
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