Title

Jesus Christ’s Interactions with the Women of the New Testament

Keywords

Women in the New Testament, New Testament, Biblical Studies

Abstract

In this paper, Christ’s ministry is characterized by his relationship with the females found in the four gospels. The drastic differences between the ways Jesus and society treated women are emphasized. The culture into which Christ was born had degraded women for generations. Under Christ’s leadership first-century priesthood brethren were shown how to treat women. However, after Christ’s ascension Hellenistic philosophy pervaded the Christian Church’s thinking and accelerated an apostate perception of women. This study explores Jesus’s actions and teachings which restored women’s true identity. In short, this paper focuses on the reverence, respect, and loving kindnesses, that Christ showed women. By studying Jesus’s example we are taught that women are an integral part of divine creation having individual worth.

Original Publication Citation

Woodger, Mary Jane, “Jesus Christ’s Interaction with New Testament Women,” vol. 18 (2016) Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture, 15-32.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2016

Publisher

Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship

Language

english

College

Religious Education

Department

Church History and Doctrine

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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