Women Preachers and Prophets through Two Millennia of Christianity / Edition 1

Women Preachers and Prophets through Two Millennia of Christianity / Edition 1

by Beverly Mayne Kienzle, Pamela J. (Ed.) Walker
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520209222

ISBN-13: 9780520209220

Pub. Date: 04/30/1998

Publisher: University of California Press


"This book presents dramatic, convincing evidence that the tradition of women's preaching extends back to the beginnings of Christianity. . . . It will be an inspiration to all who suffer from the legacy of constraints on female speech."--Carole Slade, author of St. Teresa of Avila

"The essays are individually inspiring and collectively…  See more details below

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"This book presents dramatic, convincing evidence that the tradition of women's preaching extends back to the beginnings of Christianity. . . . It will be an inspiration to all who suffer from the legacy of constraints on female speech."--Carole Slade, author of St. Teresa of Avila

"The essays are individually inspiring and collectively interdisciplinary. . . . A powerful contribution to the history of preaching and public discourse."--Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza, author of Jesus: Miriam's Child, Sophia's Prophet

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520209220
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
04/30/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
395
Sales rank:
675,281
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.88(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Preface: Authority and Definition
Introduction: The Issue of Blood - Reinstating Women into the Tradition1
Pt. 1Early Christianity
1Prophetic Power and Women's Authority: The Case of the Gospel of Mary (Magdalene)21
2The Early Christian Orans: An Artistic Representation of Women's Liturgical Prayer and Prophecy42
3Maria Magdalena: Apostolorum Apostola57
Pt. 2The Middle Ages
4The Prostitute-Preacher: Patterns of Polemic against Medieval Waldensian Women Preachers99
5The Voice of the Good Women: An Essay on the Pastoral and Sacerdotal Role of Women in the Cathar Church114
6The Right of Women to Give Religious Instruction in the Thirteenth Century134
7Prophecy and Song: Teaching and Preaching by Medieval Women146
8Proclaiming Sanctity through Proscribed Acts: The Case of Rose of Viterbo159
9Women's Sermons at the End of the Middle Ages: Texts from the Blessed and Images of the Saints173
Pt. 3Sixteenth Through Eighteenth Centuries
10Feminine Exemplars for Reform: Women's Voices in John Foxe's Acts and Monuments199
11Preaching or Teaching?: Defining the Ursuline Mission in Seventeenth-Century France212
12A Voice for Themselves: Women as Participants in Congregational Discourse in the Eighteenth-Century Moravian Movement227
13In a Female Voice: Preaching and Politics in Eighteenth-Century British Quakerism248
Pt. 4Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries
14Spirituality and/as Ideology in Black Women's Literature: The Preaching of Maria W. Stewart and Baby Suggs, Holy267
15A Chaste and Fervid Eloquence: Catherine Booth and the Ministry of Women in the Salvation Army288
16Prophetess of the Spirits: Mother Leaf Anderson and the Black Spiritual Churches of New Orleans303
17Transforming the Pulpit: Preaching and Prophecy in the British Women's Suffrage Movement318
Afterword: Voices of the Spirit - Exercising Power, Embracing Responsibility335
Contributors345
Index349

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