Women and Christian Origins / Edition 1

Women and Christian Origins / Edition 1

by Ross Shepard Kraemer, Mary Rose D'Angelo
     
 


This new collection of fourteen integrated, original essays by prominent scholars and experienced teachers provides a comprehensive and accessible entree to current research on women and the origins of Christianity. Engaging for both the interested reader and the specialist in religion, Women and Christian Origins is sensitive to feminist theorySee more details below

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This new collection of fourteen integrated, original essays by prominent scholars and experienced teachers provides a comprehensive and accessible entree to current research on women and the origins of Christianity. Engaging for both the interested reader and the specialist in religion, Women and Christian Origins is sensitive to feminist theory and attentive to distinctions between the (re)construction of women's history in early Christian churches and ancient constructions of gender difference

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195103960
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
01/28/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
447,605
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

About the Contributors
Introduction3
1Women's Lives in the Ancient Mediterranean13
2Jewish Women and Christian Origins: Some Caveats35
3Jewish Women and Women's Judaism(s) at the Beginning of Christianity50
4Women's Religions and Religious Lives in the Greco-Roman City80
5Reconstructing "Real" Women in Gospel Literature: The Case of Mary Magdalene105
6(Re)Presentations of Women in the Gospels: John and Mark129
7Women in the Q Communit(ies) and Traditions150
8(Re)Presentations of Women in the Gospel of Matthew and Luke-Acts171
9Reading Real Women Through the Undisputed Letters of Paul199
10Paul on Women and Gender221
11Rereading Paul: Early Interpreters of Paul on Women and Gender236
12Women, Gender, and Gnosis in Gnostic Texts and Traditions257
13Women, Ministry, and Church Order in Early Christianity300
14Women as Sources of Redemption and Knowledge in Early Christian Traditions330
Abbreviations355
Comprehensive Bibliography357
Index of Ancient Sources Cited381
Index of Names393

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