October 20, 2017

The previous two posts discussed shame ascribed to women, and embodied in women’s bodies.  Jesus’ interaction with women who carried socially ascribed shame enabled their public vindication.  Jesus took on the shame of human bodies in his incarnation and particularly i...

October 19, 2017

In the last post we discussed how shame (and blame) is often ascribed more to women, including in situations of crisis or violence.  Rather than avoidance or even private counselling, thus colluding in the hiddenness and trauma of shame, Jesus openly encountered women...

October 18, 2017


It has been good to see further discussion in western journals and books on the subject of shame and honour in the past few years.  We welcome the recognition of shame and honour as significant categories, both in the Bible and in contemporary cultures, including west...

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