A Reading of Luke 10:38-42 as a Covenant Renewal Discourse: Implication for Women in Ghana

Alice Matilda Nsiah  ORCID iD

Issue: Vol.7  No.10  October 2021 Issue  Article 2 pp.166-177
DOI : https://doi.org/10.38159/erats.20217102  |   Published online 7th October 2021.
© 2021 The Author(s). This is an open access article under the CCBY license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).


Scholars have divided opinions concerning the role of women in the covenant community of Israel. While some argue that women are placed in a secondary position, others looked at the covenant directives as ambiguous with regard to women. However, covenant renewal creates the opportunity to modify and innovate existing covenants to respond to the new needs of covenant receivers. Using the discourse theory of Paul Ricoeur, the author argues that Luke 10:38-42 is a covenant renewal discourse. The discourse aims at redefining women’s roles in the covenant community. The study concludes that women have new roles that empower them to make meaningful contributions to society.

Key Words: Values, Covenant, Women, Discourse.

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Alice Matilda Nsiah (Rev. Sr. Dr.) is a senior lecturer at the Department of Religion and Human Values, University of Cape Coast, Ghana. Her research is centered on some controversial biblical passages on women in the New Testament. She reads these passages as covenant discourses, focusing more on some of the innovations that Jesus added to the life of women in the gospels. She enjoys reading biblical text with Ricoeurian theories,sometimes combining this with some African hermeneutic theories.

Nsiah A.M. “A Reading of Luke 10:38-42 as a Covenant Renewal Discourse: Implication for Women in Ghana,” E-Journal of Religious and Theological Studies, 7 no.10 (2021): 166-177.  https://doi.org/10.38159/erats.20217102

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