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 ...
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
It is impossible for this person to have a functioning brain.
What the **** is this **** I don’t even...
Says more about the ‘researcher’ than it does about the historical Jesus, since there’s no way to prove that one way or the other.
The birth of a hermaphrodite was considered an auspicious event back in Roman times...the few surviving passages from the Sybilline Books, Rome’s “last line of defense” when it came to divination and interpretation of events, included interpretations of the meaning of the birth of a hermaphrodite.
With that, I suspect that a hermaphrodite’s condition would have become known, and perhaps it may not have had a long life expectancy.
Sometimes, the only answer to someone is “Oh, your just fulla $hit”. I’m afraid in the case of that lady, there’s nothing more to say.
If you and I both die today, and you are correct that there is no God, then neither of us are going to know it. We both are just dead and gone and worm food in the dirt. BUT, if I am right, and I know that I am, then we BOTH ARE GOING TO KNOW IT. Because I will be in His presence and you will be in hell. And we both will know it! So, you'd better be right. You get ONE chance to make the call.
And my bet guess is her last name was originally Cornhole not Cornwall.
From time to time idiot libs get their names in print by making stupid and outrageous claims - example: Hussein 0bama " I was born in Hawaii".
Only those quarters where brains are switched to the ON position. What a loon.
this junk pops up ever few years from some agenda crackpot.
This is really about transitioning to the story that jesus was really a woman.
The ivory tower needs a serious purging.
The atheists are pushing the meme of nonexistence in order to fit their myth god worldview.
There are too many outside the bible independent historical documentations that demonstrate that there was indeed a person running around at that time in history doing “something” with the masses.
You don’t need any religion to simply document the historic figure alone. The “hate religion” crowd can’t even tolerate reality established under their own rules.
Jesus was circumcised by the NT.
“It is not possible to assert with any degree of certainty that Jesus was male as we now define maleness.”
Yes, it is. Jesus entered into the court proper of the Temple, where only men were allowed. Therefore, Jesus was a man.
Thanks, I tried to look it up online, but there seems to be many people who argue both points of view. In any case, I think some one would have noticed at some point ( as Jesus was contantly in the public eye ). Even in his childhood or at his birth no one noticed anything physically different. It seems to me she came up with this just to stir up controversy and to get people to read her writings. Sad.
She is struggling for relavency, and doing a poor job.
“My other recent research has included a project on homelessness and contextual Bible study
I am the author of Controversies in Queer Theology
Wild Rice and Queer Dissent: Wrestling With God in Genesis 32:22-32”
I don’t feel at all comfortable being exposed to the awesome danger of her critical mind. ( do I really need the sarc tag?)
this is from the same illiterati that brough the hbo series about an aleged female pope.
Theophobia?—an ailment that afflicts atheists who fear that God might exist? The real atheists are the ones who dont even think about God at all.
One misconception is that first century jews were never celibate. But that is to confuse the Judaism of that time with the rabbinical Judaism that survived the destruction of the Temple. John the Baptist is another example of a deeply religious Jew who did not marry, as was Paul.
It is most likely she does not even know for sure what she is.