Authors : Ojo Margaret Yemisi
Abstract: The main concern of this study is to look at women’s circumcision within new testament and Yoruba culture, because the interest of women as a subject of study has been on the increase and so the religious focus on issues affecting women therefore is in line with global direction. The study worked through a sizable background material and from religious point of view argues that circumcision of women is not necessary, more so that the practice does not enjoy the blessing of Jesus. The study also, recommended that today’s women should be proponents of women emancipation even in the face of hostile traditions. Women should also, reject female circumcision as it does not have its origin in the new testament and not even in the Bible.
Ojo Margaret Yemisi , 2009. New Testament and the Yoruba Culture: An Appraisal of Women Circumcision. The Social Sciences, 4: 557-560.