EMANCIPATION OF WOMEN
CHRIST'S EMANCIPATION OF WOMEN IN THE NEW TESTAMENT
In this course, Dr. Lynne Wilson explores the social and cultural norms of Jesus's generation. Jesus entered a society with many deeply instilled barriers to His teaching. Christ shocked his audiences declarations of Messiahship, and He validated women, children, and servants.
Learn about the false practices and notions regarding women and family relationships denounced by Jesus. He tore down centuries of harmful traditions that destroyed martial partnerships and led to misogyny. In order to appreciate the dramatic change that Jesus made to the role of women, this course places Jesus' teachings in the context of Judeo-Greco-Roman family life and of the day.
Dr. Lynne Hilton Wilson lives in Palo Alto, California with her husband Dow. She is the mother of seven children—all with red hair. Lynne received her master's degree in the New Testament, and a Ph.D. in Theology and American Religious History at Marquette University.
Previously an adjunct professor at Brigham Young University, Lynne is now the institute director and a teacher at the Stanford-Menlo Park Stake Latter-Day Saint Institute of Religion. Lynne has written three books and published several papers, and is a popular scholar and speaker.
“This book is engaging, informative, and very useful for helping people better understand Christ’s tender treatment of women. Understanding the culture in which Christ lived helps us recognize the significant ways in which Christ elevated the status of women.” –John Hilton III, Religious Education, Brigham Young University