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From the Publisher"Returning to some of her most memorable sources for early Jewish and Christian women's religious experience, and plumbing some fascinating new ones, Ross Kraemer reconsiders their historical value in light of new theories of literary representations. It is a model of close interpretation that does not dispense with history but displays the many additional historical and rhetorical dimensions in which an ancient text might negotiate the politics of gender."
— David Frankfurter, author of Religion in Roman Egypt: Assimilation and Resistance
"Ross Kraemer's Unreliable Witnesses provides a sweeping, authoritative, and wry retrospective on three decades' scholarship on women and Graeco-Roman religions, by one of the field's founding mothers. This is a must-read for anyone who cares about the manifold relationships of theory to historical reconstruction. Bravissima.
— Paula Fredriksen, author of Augustine and the Jews
"The book presents a very complex and intriguing account of how one can responsibly speak about women in antiquity and more generally write histories about women (real or imagined). The book draws together stunning philological, exegetical and methodological insights and then interrogates previous scholarship in a sharp and clear manner. It is a model of scholarship; the contribution to gender studies, history and religious studies is extraordinary."
— Hindy Najman, Director of the Center for Jewish Studies, Associate Professor of the Department and Centre for the study of Religion at the University of Toronto