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Dancing Girls, Loose Ladies, And Women Of The Cloth
     

Dancing Girls, Loose Ladies, And Women Of The Cloth

by F. Scott Spencer
 

ISBN-10: 0826416128

ISBN-13: 9780826416124

Pub. Date: 09/14/2004

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

The women in Jesus' life are a raucous and rowdy bunch, including "riotous" foremothers, "loose women," and "distressed daughters of Israel." Reading these new ways of interpreting women in the Gospels, male New Testament scholars have discovered liberating perspectives. In seven scintillating studies, Spencer explores among others the genealogy of Matthew's Gospel

Overview

The women in Jesus' life are a raucous and rowdy bunch, including "riotous" foremothers, "loose women," and "distressed daughters of Israel." Reading these new ways of interpreting women in the Gospels, male New Testament scholars have discovered liberating perspectives. In seven scintillating studies, Spencer explores among others the genealogy of Matthew's Gospel to discover the riotous yet righteous nature of Jesus' foremothers, slave girls and prophetic daughters in Luke-Acts, and women leading men in the Gospel of Mark 5-7. Scott Spencer, a virtuoso young New Testament scholar, provides his own lively forays into reading the Gospels through women's eyes. He shows what it is like for a man to read stories about the women in Jesus' life from a new perspective. Spencer is an able and inventive scholar whose broad-ranging insights and engaging style make his work very accessible.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826416124
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
09/14/2004
Series:
New Testament Guides Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
708,150
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.44(d)

Table of Contents

Prefaceix
1Getting into Focus: Reading with Feminist Lenses1
2Those Riotous-yet Righteous-Foremothers of Jesus: Exploring Matthew's Comic Genealogy24
3Shall We Dance?: Women Leading Men in Mark 5-747
4"You Just Don't Understand!" (or Do You?): Jesus, Women, and Conversation in the Fourth Gospel76
5Passions and Passion: The "Loose" Lady, Woman Wisdom, and the Lukan Jesus108
6Out of Mind, Out of Voice: Slave-Girls and Prophetic Daughters in Luke-Acts144
7Women of "the Cloth" in Acts: Sewing the Word166
Index193

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