Skip to comments.Jesus may have been a hermaphrodite, claims academic (feminist theologian stokes controversy)
Posted on 03/02/2012 6:59:17 AM PST by SeekAndFind
Dr Susannah Cornwall claimed that it is simply a best guess that Jesus was male.
Her comments, which are bound to provoke fury in some quarters, were published in response to the ongoing debate about women bishops in the Church of England. Dr Cornwall, of Manchester Universitys Lincoln Theological Institute, describes herself on her blog as specialising in: Research and writing in feminist theology, sexuality, gender, embodiment, ethics and other fun things like that.
In her paper Intersex & Ontology, A Response to The Church, Women Bishops and Provision, she argues that it is not possible to know with any certainty that Jesus did not suffer from an intersex condition, with both male and female organs.
In an extraordinary paper she says: It is not possible to assert with any degree of certainty that Jesus was male as we now define maleness.
There is no way of knowing for sure that Jesus did not have one of the intersex conditions which would give him a body which appeared externally to be unremarkably male, but which might nonetheless have had some hidden female physical features.
(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...
Explain again this idea that everyone needs to go to University.
You forget that greatest of 80s rap acts, “MC 900 foot Jesus”!
I believe Sam Kinneson had some things to say about “Mr. Place your haundhs on thaaa Tele-VISION and be HeALeD!”’s and his height estimations as well...
Great line....unfortunately for me I now need a new key board....
RE: Honey... he was Jewish..his male equipment was Rabbi approved at 8 days old...sheeees
“On the eighth day, when it was time to circumcise the child, he was named Jesus, the name the angel had given him before he was conceived. When the time came for the purification rites required by the Law of Moses, Joseph and Mary took him to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord (as it is written in the Law of the Lord, Every firstborn male is to be consecrated to the Lord) , and to offer a sacrifice in keeping with what is said in the Law of the Lord: a pair of doves or two young pigeons.” (LUKE 2:21-24)
They say this woman is an academic and theologian but apparently she never reads or refuses to believe the Bible.
I always told them “If you’re right, I black out into the void and never know I was wrong. If I’m right, you’ll have an eternity to regret it” ;)
That’s like saying I can only ‘guess’ that the guy in the office next to me is male.
perfect,,,,this ‘scholar’ is the gift that keeps on giving. Too bad she takes herself seriously
In the Roman Empire, as a general rule that was correct. However, I recently heard a presentation on the crucifixion by a Biblical scholar (Orthodox, unlike this ninny), and she stated that in Judea, as a concession to Jewish laws regarding modesty, the victims were clothed in loin cloths. So Jesus did appear on the cross exactly as traditionally depicted. It was Jewish modesty, not later Christian prudery that depicted Christ wearing a loin cloth.
That said, we can be certain that Christ was fully man, in all aspects. The Bible and Christian teaching are clear that Jesus was the only begotten Son of God. Not the only begotten son-daughter, or the only "thing."
This is some sort of gnostic heresy, positing Christ as somehow not fully human. Nothing new under the Sun.
It’s worth mentioning that Jews were crucified wearing loin cloths.
They rioted for the right not to be crucified naked: and the Romans capitulated. I can’t remember which Roman historian recorded this but it’s out there somewhere.
Anthropogenic Global Warming was not sufficiently absurd and extreme for her, so she decided to make these claims.
"Hey LOOK AT ME! I'm a free thing ACADEMIC!"
"18For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, 19because that which is known about God is evident within them; for God made it evident to them. 20For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse. 21For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened. 22Professing to be wise, they became fools, 23and exchanged the glory of the incorruptible God for an image in the form of corruptible man and of birds and four-footed animals and crawling creatures.
24Therefore God gave them over in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, so that their bodies would be dishonored among them. 25For they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.
26For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, 27and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error.
28And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God any longer, God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do those things which are not proper, 29being filled with all unrighteousness, wickedness, greed, evil; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, malice; they are gossips, 30slanderers, haters of God, insolent, arrogant, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, 31without understanding, untrustworthy, unloving, unmerciful; 32and although they know the ordinance of God, that those who practice such things are worthy of death, they not only do the same, but also give hearty approval to those who practice them. "
- Romans 1:18-32
Luke 2:21 - they would heve noticed!
I looks like I may have a new tagline.
However, my current tagline quote makes me sound a bit more erudite.... I need all the help I can get!
That boy smokes some potent weed... wonder if he hangs with Willie?
Is Dr. Susannah Cornwall a hermaphrodite?
Inquiring minds want to know!
“Behold, G-d is not mocked.”
I believe the FR jury has rendered a verdict: GUILTY