Moral Agency at the Borders: Rereading the Story of the Syrophoenician Woman

Jane E. Hicks

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 1/1/2003

Issue: Defining Marriage (Vol. 23, No 1, Winter, 2003)

Was the Syrophoenician woman a person of low position seeking sustenance or an urban member of the ruling class seeking advantage? Our reading will be informed by our own situation. In our approach to Jesus, we can be the Syrophoenician woman as we risk solidarity and difference.

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