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Jesus Was a Feminist: What the Gospels Reveal about His Revolutionary Perspective [NOOK Book]

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The result of four decades of research, Jesus Was a Feminist compellingly presents the case that Jesus treated women equally with men, and he boldly broke the customs of his day to involve them in his work. Renowned scholar and leader among liberal Catholics Leonard Swidler examines all gospel texts involving women, asserts that women were involved in the writing of two of the gospels, and outlines the importance of women in Jesus' ministry and the creation and development of the early church. He shows how Jesus ...
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Jesus Was a Feminist: What the Gospels Reveal about His Revolutionary Perspective

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Overview

The result of four decades of research, Jesus Was a Feminist compellingly presents the case that Jesus treated women equally with men, and he boldly broke the customs of his day to involve them in his work. Renowned scholar and leader among liberal Catholics Leonard Swidler examines all gospel texts involving women, asserts that women were involved in the writing of two of the gospels, and outlines the importance of women in Jesus' ministry and the creation and development of the early church. He shows how Jesus was a feminist and modern Christians should be too.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781461635543
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/17/2007
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 352
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Leonard Swidler is professor of Catholic Thought and Interreligious Dialogue at Temple University in Philadelphia, where he is the Founder/Director of the Institute for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue. He is the author of numerous books, including Making the Church Our Own.
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The Plan
Chapter 2 Prologue: Women in the Ancient World
Chapter 3 Yeshua, Feminist and Androgynous an Integrated Human
Chapter 4 Women in Yeshua's Language
Chapter 5 Women in Yeshua's Teaching
Chapter 6 Women in the Life of Yeshua
Chapter 7 The Attitude toward Women Reflected by the Gospel Writers and Their Sources
Chapter 8 Conclusions
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