[Note: the first article is a repost from my old blog.]
Naomi Wolf, one of America’s foremost feminist thinkers, has found a spiritual awakening in God after experiencing a “mystical encounter” with Jesus.
Wolf, best known as the author of the Beauty Myth, a groundbreaking 1991 polemic against the cosmetics industry that radicalised a generation of young women, revealed the cause of a hitherto unexplained mid-life crisis that set her on a “spiritual path”.
In an interview with the Sunday Herald, Wolf spoke publicly for the first time about her vision. Her comments will spark a theological skirmish in the United States and leave her open to further attacks from other feminist critics.
Naomi Wolf, a Jew Who Has Seen Jesus?
by Susan Perlman
February 23, 2006
Naomi Wolf, author of the best-seller, The Beauty Myth, and one of the leading feminist writers in the U.S., was interviewed in Scotland’s Sunday Herald last month and recounted her experience of having a vision of Jesus in holographic form.
She said, “I actually had this vision of Jesus, and I’m sure it was Jesus,” said Wolf. “But it wasn’t this crazy theological thing; it was just this figure who was the most perfected human being that there could be—full of light and full of love.” Wolf said it was probably the most profound experience of her life.
via Naomi Wolf, a Jew Who Has Seen Jesus? (no longer available)
I Escaped From Hitler Twice: The Fred Wertheim Story
September 1, 1983
When a Jew comes to believe in Jesus, it not only affects his life but the lives of those closest to him—his family. This was certainly the case when Steve Wertheim, the son of a Jewish immigrant, came to believe in Jesus.
Steve’s father, Fred, was born in Germany in 1925. The son of a baker, he lived in a small village of 2,000 people. The town had very few Jews, ten families to be exact. Fred, as a young boy, had to look among the non-Jews for playmates because the only other Jewish children were his two older sisters and an older Jewish girl. It didn’t bother him to have gentile friends, but it started bothering them to have a Jewish one.
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