“We cannot know for sure that Jesus was male”
MARCH 2, 2017 BY CAL-CATHOLIC Admin
Santa Clara University has announced it will be hosting theologian Susannah Cornwall from the University of Exeter, who once suggested that Jesus may have been a hermaphrodite, to discuss “Gendered Theologies and the Common Good.” It is part of the “Gender Justice and the Common Good” program of Santa Clara’s Bannan Institute.
Cornwall is scheduled to speak at the Jesuit university about “spiritual care pathways for people undergoing gender transition in the National Health Service in England.”
“We cannot know for sure that Jesus was male,” Cornwall wrote once, in response to the debate about women bishops in the Church of England. “It can only be that Jesus’ masculine gender role, rather than his male sex, is having to bear the weight of all this authority.”
She called identifying Jesus as a man is “simply a best guess” as “we do not have a body to examine and analyze.”