Uta Ranke-Heinemann





Uta Ranke-Heinemann

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born
in Germany
October 02, 1927

gender
female


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Uta Ranke-Heinemann is a German formerly christian theologian, academic and author. She holds the (nondenominational) chair of History of Religion at University of Essen in Essen, her birthplace. She is also the daughter of the former president of Germany, Gustav Heinemann.
Having started as a Catholic theologian, she became the first female professor of Catholic theology in 1970. In 1987 she lost her missio canonica over her rejection of aspects of Catholic dogma, and in 2001 she left the Catholic Church (and Christianity) entirely by publicly rejecting the divine nature of both the Bible and Jesus.


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“According to Jerome, Mary laid the foundations of virginity for both sexes, and the moral superiority of virginity becomes clear in her person. The reality was the other way around: Virginity was not prized because Mary was always a virgin, rather Mary was made a perpetual virgin because virginity was so highly praised.”
Uta Ranke-Heinemann, Eunuchs for the Kingdom of Heaven: Women, Sexuality and the Catholic Church



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