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Was Jesus a feminist?

VICKY BEECHING EXPLORES WHETHER CHRISTIANITY CAN SHED ITS PATRIARCHAL PAST
PHOTO NICHOLAS DAWKES

“I can’t believe you waste your time with that patriarchal religious bullshit,” a friend said to me with a mischievous, yet searingly honest, eye-roll. We were riding the London Underground after a catch-up coffee. She was headed home and I was going to Evensong – a quiet service of reflection – at St Paul’s Cathedral.

When I’d told my friend of my Evensong plans, she’d made that comment, shaking her head despairingly. As the Tube rumbled onwards, I gave her a friendly shoulder punch and stuck my tongue out in mock rebellion.

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