Nurturing the Nations: Reclaiming the Dignity of Women in Building Healthy Cultures

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Our world is filled with nations that are impoverished largely because half of their people—the female population—are disenfranchised. But this is not just a book about women; it is a book that deals with the intersection of three seemingly very different subjects: women, poverty and world view.

Nurturing the Nations explains how the ideas that societies embrace create healthy or impoverished cultures and supports that theory with information regarding domestic violence, murder ...

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Overview

Our world is filled with nations that are impoverished largely because half of their people—the female population—are disenfranchised. But this is not just a book about women; it is a book that deals with the intersection of three seemingly very different subjects: women, poverty and world view.

Nurturing the Nations explains how the ideas that societies embrace create healthy or impoverished cultures and supports that theory with information regarding domestic violence, murder and pornography. The book addresses one of the greatest causes of worldwide poverty, the lie that men are superior to women. In noting that the world view of a culture frames how it understands women and men, various paradigms are studied, such as Hinduism and Animism, showing how they lead to the abuse and hatred of women.

This topic cannot be addressed without studying the Trinity as a model for male-female relationships. Servanthood, submission and the transcendence of sexuality are all discussed based on the idea that male and female were created equal in being but different in function. The book concludes with a look at the history of women in the Old and New Testament—how they were established as the co-laborers of men in the development of creation and the liberating challenge Jesus issued to the sexist culture of his day.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780830857197
  • Publisher: InterVarsity Press
  • Publication date: 3/1/2008
  • Pages: 277
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Darrow Miller serves as vice president of Food for the Hungry International and co-founder of the Disciple Nations Alliance. He resides in Happy Jack, Arizona with his wife, Marilyn.
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Table of Contents

Pt. 1 The War Against Women

Ch. 1 Waking Up to the Pain 7

Ch. 2 A World of Abused Women 19

Pt. 2 The Lie: The Root of the Problem

Ch. 3 The Framework for Examining the Issue 39

Ch. 4 The Crushing of Women 49

Ch. 5 The Disappearance of Women 69

Pt. 3 The Biblical Foundations

Ch. 6 Worldview and God's Word 87

Ch. 7 The Trinity as a Model 93

Ch. 8 The Two "S" Words 105

Ch. 9 The Transcendence of Sexuality 123

Ch. 10 God's Motherly Love 139

Pt. 4 The Transforming Story

Ch. 11 The Big Story 161

Ch. 12 The Creation and the Fall 171

Ch. 13 The Dark Years and the Coming Dawn 189

Ch. 14 The Coming of the Bridegroom 205

Ch. 15 The Bride of Christ 219

Ch. 16 The Wedding of the Lamb 235

Ch. 17 God's Design for Women: Nurturers of Nations 241

Glossary 263

Subject Index 269

Biblical Reference Index 273

About the Authors 276

About Disciple Nations Alliance 277

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