Knud Skov, a confessional Lutheran from Denmark, sent me an essay that he had written about the origins of current assumptions about oppression, sex, and gender. I thought that what he says about the Frankfurt School, Michel Foucault, and Judith Butler would be of interest to all of my readers. He gave me permission to post the essay in its entirety.
Knud works with Lutheran Mission, an Inner Mission organization (recall my blog posts about Scandinavian Christianity). He is a missionary to the Roma people and to Muslim immigrants. He is involved with the Lutheran Heritage Foundation in translating Christian writings into Farsi, the “Persian” language of Iran. He has a Master’s degree in theology and a Master’s degree in communication and information technology. He told me that he has several relatives who are LCMS pastors and teachers in the United States.