After Eden

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Written by an interdisciplinary team of scholars, this substantial volume offers a wide-ranging examination, from a Christian perspective, of the many complexities surrounding gender relations, showing how they have changed and how they still need to change if we are to be the men and women God meant us to be. No other book treats the systemic embedding of gender issues in all areas of life.

Written by an interdisciplinary team of scholars, this substantial volume ...

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Overview

Written by an interdisciplinary team of scholars, this substantial volume offers a wide-ranging examination, from a Christian perspective, of the many complexities surrounding gender relations, showing how they have changed and how they still need to change if we are to be the men and women God meant us to be. No other book treats the systemic embedding of gender issues in all areas of life.

Written by an interdisciplinary team of scholars, this substantial volume offers a wide-ranging examination, from a Christian perspective, of the many complexities surrounding gender relations, showing how they have changed and how they still need to change if we are to be the men and women God meant us to be. No other book treats the systemic embedding of gender issues in all areas of life.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780802806468
  • Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 4/19/1993
  • Pages: 672
  • Product dimensions: 1.48 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1 Living between the Times: Bad News and Good News about Gender Relations 1
Pt. I Historical and Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Gender Relations
2 Feminism and Christian Vision: Lessons from the Past 19
3 Western Feminism since the 1960s: Lessons from the Present 44
4 A Cross-Cultural Critique of Western Feminism 70
Pt. II Theological and Rhetorical Perspectives on Gender Relations
5 Reformed Christianity and Feminism: Collision or Correlation? 117
6 God, Humanity, and the World in Reformed and Feminist Perspectives 147
7 Gender Relations and Narrative in a Reformed Church Setting 184
Pt. III The Cultural Construction of Gender Relations
8 A Critical Theory of Gender Relations 225
9 Using the Body to Endorse Meanings about Gender 268
10 Whatever Happened to the Fig Leaf? Gender Relations and Dress 299
11 How Shall We Speak? Language and Gender Relations 340
Pt. IV Social Institutions and Gender Relations
12 Private versus Public Life: A Case for Degendering 389
13 Family Justice and Societal Nurturance: Reintegrating Public and Private Domains 416
14 Case Studies from India and Egypt in Class, Gender, and Survival 452
15 Is Someone in the Kitchen with Dinah? Gender and Domestic Work 503
16 Pink, White, and Blue Collars: Gender and Waged Work 534
Conclusion
17 Still Living between the Times: Realism and Hope about Gender Relations 577
Bibliography 601
Index 647
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