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Women in the Bible
     

Women in the Bible

by John Baldock
 
This is a very accessible book that has been designed to appeal to the general reader and the specialist alike. Well argued and well balanced, it covers a great number of important questions about the role of women in religion and society. It includes fascinating stories ranging from accounts of miraculous births to tales of scheming intrigue and bloodlust. There are

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This is a very accessible book that has been designed to appeal to the general reader and the specialist alike. Well argued and well balanced, it covers a great number of important questions about the role of women in religion and society. It includes fascinating stories ranging from accounts of miraculous births to tales of scheming intrigue and bloodlust. There are but a few women in the Bible who have similar standing to their more famous male counterparts. This dismal state of affairs mirrors the position of women generally in Western society over the last two thousand years. John Baldock is at pains to rescue the reputation of women in the Bible, revealing that they were once on an equal footing with men - even that women were once personified as wisdom. Packed with tales of true love, incest, adultery, polygamy, exploitation and abuse by men, this book is essential reading for anyone interested in how women have been represented through the ages.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781782120476
Publisher:
Arcturus Publishing
Publication date:
07/12/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
12 MB
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Meet the Author

Having initially trained as a painter and art teacher John spent several years in France, during which time he studied the history of art at the École du Louvre in Paris. An interest in the symbolism of medieval religious art led to a curiosity about sacred art as an expression of an underlying spiritual dimension. On his return to England John taught art history, eventually leaving teaching to complete a book exploring the spiritual aspect of religious symbolism. His experience as a freelance editor and editorial consultant for a mind, body and spirit publisher has given John the opportunity to pursue his interest in the spiritual core of mainstream religions including Judaeo-Christian-Islamic teachings. He has given talks throughout Europe and the USA on this and related subjects. He has also studied the world's various religious traditions in some depth. A firm believer in the value of personal exploration of the spiritual dimension of our lives, John continues to question the literal interpretation of spiritual teachings as he undertakes his own journey.

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