How Easter became a #MeToo moment

A woman, not a man, was the first person to preach an Easter sermon, according to the Bible. In the painting, Jesus is resurrected for the first time to appear to Mary Magdalene.
“But they didn’t believe women, because their words seemed like nonsense to them.”

  • Luke 24:11

The men refused to listen to her story. She was smeared in public as a whore. And when she posed as a distinguished attorney, strong men tried to silence her because she threatened their status.
However it is persistence.
However, the woman we’re talking about doesn’t lead in the #MeToo movement – the viral campaign that raises awareness about sexual assault and harassment against women. She is Mary Magdalene, the first person to whom Jesus appeared after his resurrection, according to the New Testament, and the first person to preach the good news that he was raised from the dead.
Some of the same behavior that led to the #MeToo movement also shaped the Easter story, some researchers say.
Some of the same behavior that led to the #MeToo movement also shaped the Easter story, some researchers say.
For billions of Christians around the world, Easter Sunday is a celebration of a rose savior. But what happened to Mary Magdalene shows that Easter can also be seen as something else – #MeToo moment, some priests and biblical scholars say.
They say Easter is also a story about charismatic female leaders like Mary Magdalene – and even Jesus himself – being sacrificed for some of the same behavior that ignited the #MeToo movement: male predatory behavior, women intimidation, and orchestrated attempts to silence women who turned too much attention when they spoke .
One of the most obvious connections between Easter and #MeToo, some say, is the way in which Marie Magdalen was embarrassed.
Claire L. Sahlin was misrepresented in books and movies as a repentant prostitute and not as she really was, says Claire L. Sahlin: “The most prominent witness to the revival and visionary leader of the early Christian movement.”
“The #MeToo movement recognizes that empowered men have used their power to sexually abuse women and silence their voices,” says Sahlin, associate dean and professor of women’s studies and multicultural studies at the University of Texas Woman.
“Mary Magdalena was also a victim of men of authority who used their power to silence her voice.”
Mary Magdalena, as Anne Bancroft played in the film & quot; Jesus of Nazareth, & quot; Announces their resurrection to skeptical students.
Mary Magdalena, as Anne Bancroft played in the movie “Jesus of Nazareth,” announces their resurrection to skeptical students.
Can the Easter story be seen through the lens of the #MeToo movement, or do some priests and theologians twist the central story of Christianity to fit the “feminist ideology”?
The New Testament scholar grasped the tension between biblical interpretation and seeing it through a modern lens as he wrote about a push to make biblical translations more gendered.
“Should we avoid calling our Father God because there are people who have sinful and oppressive fathers?” Vern S. asked. Fitzers, Professor of New Testament Interpretation at the Westminster Theological Seminary in Pennsylvania.
“Should we stop using” he “to refer to God because some people will think God is the masculine species, literally? Unnecessarily abusive “modern readers?”
Other researchers say they don’t invent manuscripts. They point to many passages in the Easter story and throughout the New Testament as evidence of four ways in which they say Easter has become #MeToo:
The men did not listen to ‘hysterical’ women
Trusted Witnesses – That’s what the revival stories are going through, and that’s what the #MeToo movement needed to get stretched. In both cases, women make shocking revelations to the skeptical public. The apostle Paul caught up with this challenge when he used the Greek word for scandal – a scandal – to describe how the Easter message must sound to non-Christians.
And like many scandals, people find it hard to believe women, some Bible scholars say.
They were the last in the cross and the first to receive the good news

Writer Carla D. Zazueta about the role women played in Easter stories

Women’s skepticism was literally enshrined in law; The testimony of a woman was not considered in a Jewish court during the Jesus era, investigators say.
“In the ancient world, women were considered credible and said, especially in religious matters,” says Richard Buckham, theologian and author, “Jesus and the Eyewitnesses: The Gospels as Witnesses.”
“In the second century, the idolatrous idolatrous intellectual, who wrote a book against Christianity, says of the resurrection: ‘Who saw him – just a poor fisherman and a hysterical woman.’
Even this sexist subtext can be

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