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

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

by Darrow L. Miller
     
 

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But this is not a book about women; it is a book that deals with the intersection of three seemingly very different subjects: women, poverty, and worldview. The book addresses one of the greatest causes of worldwide poverty, the lie that men are superior to women.

Nurturing the Nations explains, using information regarding exploitation, murder, and abuse, how the

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But this is not a book about women; it is a book that deals with the intersection of three seemingly very different subjects: women, poverty, and worldview. The book addresses one of the greatest causes of worldwide poverty, the lie that men are superior to women.

Nurturing the Nations explains, using information regarding exploitation, murder, and abuse, how the ideas that societies embrace create unhealthy if not improverished cultures. In noting that the worldview of a culture frames how it understands women and men, various paradigms, such as Hinduism and animism, are studied, showing how they lead to the mistreatment 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 males and females were created equal in being, though not in function. The book concludes with a look at the history of women in the Old and New Testament-how they were established as co-laborers with men in the development of healthy societies-and the liberating challenge Jesus issued to the sexist culture of his day.

Nurturing the Nations is written for anyone interested in studying the role of women in society and particularly for those concerned about poverty, such as social workers, missionaries, and relief and development workers.

About the Author:
Darrow Miller serves as vice president of Food for the Hungry International and co-founder of the Disciple Nations Alliance. Darrow and his wife, Marilyn, reside in Blue Ridge, Arizona. They have four children and eight grandchildren

About the Author:
StanGuthrie is senior associate editor for Christianity Today magazine and author of the book Missions in the Third Millennium. He and his wife, Christine, and their children live near Chicago

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ISBN-13:
9781934068090
Publisher:
Authentic Media
Publication date:
03/01/2008
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

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