Feminine Genius

A Christian Project

  • Jose Nandhikkara Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram (DVK)
Keywords: Discrimination, Humanity, Gender Policy, Christian tradition, Eve, Feminine Genius


A Christian project of 'Feminine Genius' finds its roots in the life and ministries of Jesus. The Gospels witness to Jesus' recognition of the uniqueness and unity of men and women. As Pope John Paul wrote in his Apostolic Letter, Mulieris Dignitatem, "In all of Jesus' teaching, as well as in His behaviour, one can find nothing which reflects the discrimination against women so prevalent in His day. On the contrary, His words and works always express the honour and respect due to women..."1 Jesus Christ is the source, centre and limit of a Christian project for the promotion of 'Feminine Genius'.

Author Biography

Jose Nandhikkara, Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram (DVK)



John Paul II, Mulieris Dignitatem, 15 August 1988, 13, <http://w2. vatican.va/content/john-paul-ii/en/apost_letters/1988/documents/ hf_ jp- ii_apl_19880815_mulieris-dignitatem.html> (9.6.2016).

Catholic Bishops' Conference of India, Gender Policy of the Catholic Church of India, New Delhi: CBCI Commission for Women, 2009, 1 <http://cbci.in/DownloadMat/Gender_Policy.pdf> (9.9.2016).

Pope John Paul II, Mulieris Dignitatem, Vatican, 1988, ยง10.

How to Cite
Nandhikkara, J. (2016). Feminine Genius. Journal of Dharma, 41(4), 347-352. Retrieved from http://dvkjournals.in/index.php/jd/article/view/437