• All These Women – The King’s Servants: Feminism and the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Sweden – A Historical Approach

    Author(s):
    Yvonne Johansson Öster
    Editor(s):
    Tom de Bruin (see profile)
    Date:
    2022
    Group(s):
    Spes Christiana (journal)
    Subject(s):
    Seventh-Day Adventists
    Item Type:
    Article
    Permanent URL:
    https://doi.org/10.17613/1nsd-m833
    Abstract:
    As in other Scandinavian countries, the Swedish Seventh-day Adventist Church has greatly benefited from the service of women. Today, many of them are pastors, who are now treated as fully equal with their male colleagues, except with regard to ordination. For decades, however, they had been discriminated against, in terms of financial support, status and professional development – in spite of the generally progressive views about the status of women in Swedish society, and the prominent role of women in other religious bodies. Swedish women played a disproportionally significant role in early Adventist foreign missions, often in their own right, but as time went by church policies proved to be unreasonably restrictive. Women like Ingrid Albiner and others nonetheless contributed in major ways to the growth of the Adventist community in Sweden, and administrators like Bertil Utterbäck and some others did what they could to rectify the unequal treatment female church workers had received.
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    Scheduled
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    2 months ago
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