Discover a Side of Jesus You’ve Never Seen Before
Jesus and the Feminine
in the Gospel of John
A 5-week course on Zoom
Thursdays, 6:30-8:30 PM
April 15-May 13, 2021
The story of a deity who dies and rises on the third day is the mythology of a lunar deity. It’s also the story of the death and resurrection of Jesus.
Lunar deities in the ancient near east were all sons of the Great Mother. Could there be significant feminine elements in the symbolism of Christ as well?
Using the Gospel of John as a test case, we’ll analyze important texts in the gospel to see whether John’s portrait of Christ includes meaningful feminine symbolism. (It does.)
Robert Neuwoehner, PhD, will lead this study based on his book, Moonlight Shines in the Darkness: A Psychosymbolic Reading of Jesus and the Feminine in the Fourth Gospel — available on online from Amazon or Barnes & Noble.
Special introductory price: $45
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Bob is a gifted teacher, and an expert on the Gospel of John. He has taught other well-received Christian Formation classes for us, and we at Christ’s Church are looking forward to this latest offering. I know it will be both intriguing and well worth your while.
— Fr. Brian Winter, Rector, Christ’s Episcopal Church
Dr. Neuwoehner is an audacious scholar. Not content with profound enquiry and study, he throws unimagined – thus, unimaginable – ideas at us. The title of his book, Moonlight Shines in the Darkness, is a clue to the postulation that drives his story. The moon is a symbol of “the feminine,” and the darkness it illuminates can be interpreted in several ways. The Gospel of John figures large in Bob’s stream of thought, as does the lurking presence of Carl Jung and his life’s work that turned on its head the way psychologists – and everyone else – are apt to see the world. This isn’t a book for the faint of heart. Greek (and older) symbolism gets sorted out with everything else in a read such as I’ve never encountered. The “feminine” – the eternal feminine – as it relates to the life and work of Jesus of Nazareth is another of Bob’s ideas which, it turns out, he pretty much proves to be like it was. Wow! If the “right” people read it, this book could become a bombshell.
— Alec Nesbitt, Larkspur, CO