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Author Moore, Rebecca, 1951-

Title Women in Christian traditions / Rebecca Moore
Published New York : New York University Press, [2015]


Description 1 online resource (ix, 209 pages) : illustrations
Series Women in religions
Women in religions.
Contents Introduction: Why study women in Christian traditions? -- In the beginning ... Eve -- The women disciples in the kingdom of God -- Women and the conversion of an empire -- Saints, seers, and scholars in the Middle Ages -- Women reformed, women resistant -- Spirit-filled women in the nineteenth century -- Churchwomen on the margins and in the mainstream -- Conclusion: The church of Martha and Mary -- Questions for discussion
Summary Women in Christian Traditions offers a concise and accessible examination of the roles women have played in the construction and practice of Christian traditions, revealing the enormous debt that this major world religion owes to its female followers. It recovers forgotten and obscured moments in church history to help us to realize a richer and fuller understanding of Christianity. This text provides an overview of the complete sweep of Christian history through the lens of feminist scholarship. Yet it also departs from some of the assumptions of that scholarship, raising questions that challenge our thinking about how women have shaped beliefs and practices during two thousand years of church history. Did the emphasis on virginity in the early church empower Christian women? Did the emphasis on marriage during the Reformations of the sixteenth century improve their status? These questions and others have important implications for women in Christianity in particular, and for women in religion in general, since they go to the heart of the human condition. This work examines themes, movements, and events in their historical contexts and locates churchwomen within the broader developments that have been pivotal in the evolution of Christianity. From the earliest disciples to the latest theologians, from the missionaries to the martyrs, women have been instrumental in keeping the faith alive. Women in Christian Traditions shows how they did so
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-196) and index
Notes English
Print version record
SUBJECT Börngen, ... gnd
Subject Women in Christianity -- History.
RELIGION -- Christian Church -- History.
RELIGION -- Christianity -- History.
Women in Christianity
Kristendom -- historia.
Kyrkligt arbete.
Feministisk teori.
Christianity -- History.
Work within the Church.
Views of women.
Feminist theory.
Femme (christianisme)
Kvinnor -- religiösa aspekter.
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781479817887