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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
 

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ISBN-10: 0520209222

ISBN-13: 9780520209220

Pub. Date: 04/30/1998

Publisher: University of California Press


For nearly two millennia, despite repeated prohibitions, Christian women have preached. Some have preached in official settings; others have found alternative routes for expression. Prophecy, teaching, writing, and song have all filled a broad definition of preaching. This anthology, with essays by an international group of scholars from several disciplines,

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For nearly two millennia, despite repeated prohibitions, Christian women have preached. Some have preached in official settings; others have found alternative routes for expression. Prophecy, teaching, writing, and song have all filled a broad definition of preaching. This anthology, with essays by an international group of scholars from several disciplines, investigates the diverse voices of Christian women who claimed the authority to preach and prophesy. The contributors examine the centuries of arguments, grounded in Pauline injunctions, against women's public speech and the different ways women from the early years of the church through the twentieth century have nonetheless exercised religious leadership in their communities. Some of them based their authority solely on divine inspiration; others were authorized by independent-minded communities; a few were even recognized by the church hierarchy. With its lively accounts of women preachers and prophets in the Christian tradition, this exceptionally well-documented collection will interest scholars and general readers alike.

Product Details

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

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