n Ekklesiastikos Pharos - A remarkable woman - the Canaanite woman in Matthew

Volume 93, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1018-9556



This article focuses upon the Canaanite woman in Matthew 15. Matthew's story is interpreted socio-historically to understand the obstacles faced by this woman in her conversation with Jesus. It turns out that not only did she come to the conversation with obstacles, but the disciples and Jesus created more obstacles for her during the dialogue. In spite of all these obstacles this woman turned out to be remarkable. She proved a deep faith and was willing to be humiliated. Her determination cannot be ignored. It is suggested to let the Canaanite woman retell her own story to let her voice be heard. This woman's story is then retold in a way to give some focus to her remarkable character and to give some insight into her fears, pain, ideas, opinions, experiences and questions.

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