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Published Date: July 23, 2017

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Women’s Role in New Testament Household Codes: A Dialogue with Confucian Filial Piety

2017 “Mutual By Design” CBE International Conference

Confucians believe that all virtue begins with adhering to filial piety because practicing filial piety teaches a person how to relate properly to those who are different from them. The patriarchal hierarchy imbedded in Confucianism, however, breaks the original design of harmony through filial piety and results in male dominance. This oppressive tendency is in dire need of the healing power of the gospel seen in women’s role in New Testament household codes.