THE PRESENCE OF WOMEN IN PARABLES: AN AFROCENTRIC WOMANIST PERSPECTIVE
AbstractThis article will illustrate the presence of women in parables as found in African tradition culture and in the synoptic gospels. Such an illustration will be qualified by examining concurrently the centrality of women in parables and the roles they play. It is important to reiterate that the centrality of women in parables depends wholly on the author’s intent. In these parables women are either blamed or praised. Toward the end of this article, the authorial view on women in parables will be challenged.
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