The stories of Jesus were all written by men. Heck, the whole New Testament was written by men. Some wonder if Hebrews or the apocryphal Gospel of Mary were penned by women, but the stories that fill everyone’s heads about Jesus were all written by men. So today, after reading this article, I wondered what a woman would have written about if she was telling her Jesus story.
David Capes, theology prof at Houston Baptist University, speculated in the article about Jesus’ dental hygiene. His fun writing made me wonder, “Gee, if a women had written a gospel, we may have heard about his teeth, his hair and more about his clothes. We might have heard more about bodily things, relationships and locations described in terms of vicinity to markets instead of temples.
Question to readers: OK, before I expose more of my sexist stereotypical guesses, why don’t you tell us your guesses on how a woman’s gospel would have differed from what we have now.