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Was Jesus sexist and racist?


By stephen - Posted on 19 August 2009

Racism.jpgJesus encounters a grieving mother, who happens to be of a different ethnic group to Him. She cries out for compassion but instead she only receives silence from Jesus, the Jewish male rabbi. His disciples want nothing to do with her. After all, she is non-Jewish &, of course, a woman. Was Jesus seeming indifference due to racism & sexism? I wonder?

With the help of Kenneth E. Bailey who wrote Jesus Through Middle Eastern Eyes: Cultural Studies in the Gospels, I have shared some thoughts on Jesus' encounter with the Syro-Phoenician woman in Matthew's Gospel. It is an article that might surprise you! You will find the article HERE.

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