Date of Award

11-2010

Embargo Period

4-26-2018

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Theology (Honours) BTh (Hons)

Faculty

Arts & Theology

School

Theology

First Advisor

Rick Ferret

ANZSRC / FoR Code

220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)

Abstract

A discussion of the overemphasis of the stereotypically feminine characteristics of Jesus leads to a comparison and analysis of an ancient Jewish male gender ideology against the portrayal of Jesus in the gospel of Matthew. A five-point model is developed from an in-depth look at different examples and references to masculinity in Jewish literature of the second temple period. The model is then contrasted with examples and excerpts from the Gospel of Matthew that reveal not only cohesion with the model but also extends to reveal that the message of Jesus is distinctly masculine. The implications of Jesus masculinity is then discussed in terms of faltering male attendance in the Australian Christian church.

Comments

Staff and Students of Avondale may access this thesis from Avondale library (226.206 P44).

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