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The Woman's Bible

The Woman's Bible

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by Elizabeth Cady Stanton
     
 

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American feminist leader and suffragist Elizabeth Cady Stanton was also an outspoken critic of the Bible because the scriptures often portray women as inferior and have been used by men to justify unequal treatment of women in society. The 1870 revision of the Authorized English Version of the Bible prepared by an all-male committee from the Church of England so

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American feminist leader and suffragist Elizabeth Cady Stanton was also an outspoken critic of the Bible because the scriptures often portray women as inferior and have been used by men to justify unequal treatment of women in society. The 1870 revision of the Authorized English Version of the Bible prepared by an all-male committee from the Church of England so greatly dissatisfied Stanton that in response she courageously decided to compile a commentary by prominent feminists on the many Bible passages that refer to women. The result was The Woman's Bible, a fascinating book that explores, among other things, the documentation that Jesus believed in equal rights for men and women; the ignorance, arrogance, and hypocrisy on the part of the church hierarchy; and the slaughter of women who were slaves, wives of drunkards, or were believed to be witches.
The insight that Stanton and her fellow commentators provide into biblical writings and into the minds of women of her era is enlightening and serves as an inspiration to today's feminist movement.

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**** Reprint of Stanton's attack on the Bible, originally published in 1895-98. The Arno Press reprint of 1972 is cited in BCL3. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
From the Publisher
“Every once in a while as we turn the pages of [this] impressive book, there is the temptation to sigh and shout an enthusiastic ‘Amen!’” —Oakland Press

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783842497481
Publisher:
tredition
Publication date:
02/06/2012
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
528
File size:
1 MB

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Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815-1902) was a leading light of the women's rights movement in the late nineteenth century. Besides The Woman's Bible she also helped to compile the History of Woman Suffrage. With Lucretia Mott she organized the first women's rights convention at Seneca Falls, NY, and with Susan B. Anthony founded the National Woman Suffrage Movement.

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The Woman's Bible 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
award0917 More than 1 year ago
very positive read... we as women sometimes forget our role in life this book helps us stay on track
oldebabe More than 1 year ago
A different perspective on how women are presented,when they are even mentioned, in the Christian Bible.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I find it insulting that this is represented as a Bible study. All it seems to be is an angry woman who is a non believer. It even calls the Bible fables & says to take the Bible as we do all books and accept the good & ignore the bad. Really? That is no Bible study. It is a Bible blasting. Complete & utter rubbish!!! I got so disgusted I deleted it after a few pages.
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Only read a few pages in and was not impressed especially when it slammed my beliefs calling books of the bible fables...dob not recommend!