Sexting and Sexual Injustices against Women in Ghana: A Case of Biblical Narratives of Dinah And Tamar

Emmanuel Twumasi-Ankrah ORCID iD  &  Joseph Gyanvi-Blay ORCID iD

Issue: Vol.2  No.3 March 2021  Article 1 pp. 20-26
DOI : https://doi.org/10.38159/ehass.2021231  |   Published online 26th March 2021.
© 2021 The Author(s). This is an open access article under the CCBY license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).

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This paper evaluates the place of justice in sexual interactions between males and females in Ghana in particular and in Africa in general. It discusses the unfairness inherent in cases of rape, adultery and divorce and sexting in Ghana in light of African Biblical Hermeneutics. The study has discovered that issues of sexual injustices date back to ancient times with sexting being its latest dimension, especially in Ghana. Sexual injustices in any form have both cultural as well as religious connotations. Employing Narrative Criticism on the sexual stories of Dinah and Tamar in Genesis 34 and 2 Samuel 13 respectively, the study has established that the culture from which the Christian scripture originated was chauvinistic. Undoubtedly, one of the most integral causes is inherent in interpretation. The authors have therefore advocated for a reconstruction of those texts and worldviews by incorporating hermeneutics of inclusiveness and equality before God, using Jesus as the standard.

Keywords: Sexting, Sexual injustices, Biblical Hermeneutics, Biblical Narratives, Ethical.

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Emmanuel Twumasi-Ankrah is a lecturer in the Faculty of Humanities, Department of Theology at the Christian Service University College, Kumasi-Ghana and a PhD candidate at the Religious Studies Department of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana, majoring in Old Testament and Biblical Hebrew.

Joseph Gyanvi-Blay is a lecturer in the Faculty of Humanities, Department of Theology at the Christian Service University College, Kumasi-Ghana. He holds both M. A and MPhil. In Religion and Human Values from the University of Cape Coast. jgblay@csuc.edu.gh

Twumasi-Ankrah E. & Gyanvi-Blay, J., “Sexting and Sexual Injustices against Women in Ghana: A Case of Biblical Narratives of Dinah And Tamar,” E-Journal of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences 2, no.3 (2021): 20-26. https://doi.org/10.38159/ehass.2021231

© 2021 The Author(s). Published and Maintained by Noyam Publishers. This is an open access article under the CCBY license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).