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ABSTRACT. This paper presents how we may understand the pastoral psychologist David Bakan’s suggestion that through the medium of the Bible, Jesus was presented as a supreme androgynous role model meant to inspire social change in the masculinized cultures of the time. As an early Christian symbol of salvation, I propose to reveal the psychological unification of the sexes into Jesus the androgyne as an early Christian symbol of salvation. pp. 78–87

Keywords: Jesus, androgyny, Bible, Bakan, agency, communion

How to cite: Hopkins, Bobbi Paige (2013), “The Bible as a Medium for Social Engineering: Jesus as the Androgynous Role Model,” Journal of Research in Gender Studies 3(1): 78–87.

BOBBI PAIGE HOPKINS
University of New England, Armidale,
New South Wales, Australia
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