patriarchal


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characteristic of a form of social organization in which the male is the family head and title is traced through the male line

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Finally, when the infirmities of Father Ephraim had admonished him to seek a successor in his patriarchal office, he thought of Adam and Martha, and proposed to renew, in their persons, the primitive form of Shaker government, as established by Mother Ann.
The aged Father sank back exhausted, and the surrounding elders deemed, with good reason, that the hour was come when the new heads of the village must enter on their patriarchal duties.
The Patriarchs were not dressed in bottle-green broadcloth, and yet his clothes looked patriarchal.
As if there were a secret understanding between herself and Clennam of the most thrilling nature; as if the first of a train of post-chaises and four, extending all the way to Scotland, were at that moment round the corner; and as if she couldn't (and wouldn't) have walked into the Parish Church with him, under the shade of the family umbrella, with the Patriarchal blessing on her head, and the perfect concurrence of all mankind; Flora comforted her soul with agonies of mysterious signalling, expressing dread of discovery.
Modern industry has converted the little workshop of the patriarchal master into the great factory of the industrial capitalist.
All things about the place carried out the patriarchal air which emanated from the inside as well as the outside of the house.
All these persons knew each other so well, and their habits and ways were so familiarly patriarchal, that if by chance the old Abbe de Sponde was lying down, or Mademoiselle Cormon was in her chamber, neither Josette, the maid, nor Jacquelin, the man-servant, nor Mariette, the cook, informed them.
(50) The creative prose of the above-mentioned writers shows the many ways they opposed the transfer of Serbian patriarchal norms from society to literature.
"Creation and Patriarchal Histories" is a closer examination of the first book of the Holy Bible, and how it reflects onto Christianity as a whole.
She suggests that the "period between 1560 and 1640 was part of a long-tern shift in the relationship between patriarchal, anti-patriarchal, and alternative concepts of manhood and the groups of men with which these conflicting codes were associated" (p.
Written by Christel Fiore, a German child who lived through World War II prior to her marriage to a serviceman and immigration to America, Child of War is a firsthand accounting of memories--memories of chronic food shortages that nearly led to the author's starvation, memories of a stoically dysfunctional and patriarchal family that made decisions about her life without consulting her, memories of her own shortsightedness, illogic, and thoughtless cruelty, and memories of the sister whose struggle to survive was even more difficult.
It's the many and powerful legal elites (including judges)--the ones who see marriage itself as an outdated and oppressive patriarchal institution who make decriminalizing polygamy something to worry about.
'This Holy Man': Impressions Of Metropolitan Anthony by Gillian Crow (an Orthodox writer and the Diocesan Secretary the Russian Patriarchal Diocese of Sourozh, Great Britain) is the true story of churchman, spiritual writer, and leader of the Russian Orthodox Church in Britain, Metropolitan Anthony (1916-2003).
Ph.D., an Episcopal priest wrestling with a profound social issue: how can men function smoothly in society, when their traditional patriarchal authority has eroded in a changing climate of more egalitarian values?
"There is an understanding that the world has changed," says Gisela Webb, associate professor of Islamic and women's studies at New Jersey's Seton Hall University, "and that the first wave of feminism had the possibility of becoming patriarchal itself."