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Jesus Is a Feminist

NRO readers are so countercultural. A reader responding to my Passion piece earlier in the week:

Good article on Mel Gibson. Only, Jesus is my favorite feminist. Walter Wink has pointed out that Jesus upends social convention in every single scene in the Gospels in which he interacts with women. (Always for the better.)

It took time, but his influence slowly changed the world. Though people like Hugh Heffner…and Bill Clinton try to change it back, (upending post-Jesus social convention for the worse) Christ’s feminist influence has even reformed views of women in India, China and Japan, to a large extent.

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