Jesus, Women, and Sexual Stigma (Finnish, English)

by Matti Kankaanniemi | October 23, 2018

2018 "Created for Partnership" CBE International Conference

The attitude of Jesus of Nazareth toward women bearing sexual stigma was quite exceptional compared to that of his contemporaries. Behind this we can see, for instance, the radical idea of a woman being an individual capable of making independent decisionsthe value of which exceeds the status of being considered the sex object and property of a man. Later church history has distorted this way of thinking, even though the notion of women in the Kingdom of God proclaimed by Jesus is challengingly equal.