Her Story / Edition 2

Her Story / Edition 2

by Barbara J. Machaffie
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Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
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Her Story / Edition 2

An accessible, introductory text first published by Fortress Press in 1983, Her Story: Women in Christian History has sold over 30,000 copies of the first edition and has ably helped readers recover the oft-ignored or submerged stories of women in the Christian tradition, from biblical times to now.

Barbara MacHaffie, who wrote the brief history and compiled a lively anthology of companion primary readings, has revised and updated the text and readings. In this new edition, history and primary readings are combined and augmented with helpful pedagogical tools.

This new textbook, which offers sympathetic coverage of all Christian traditions, is supported by a dedicated companion Web site that includes chapter summaries, questions for discussion and Web links that vividly bring the stories of women to life in portraits, artifacts, and other primary materials.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780800638269
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date: 03/01/2006
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 404
Sales rank: 993,055
Product dimensions: 0.83(w) x 7.00(h) x 10.00(d)

Table of Contents

1.Biblical Images of Women5
Critical Principles5
Status of Women in Hebrew Society6
The Old Testament Critique of Patriarchy9
The New Testament Picture14
The Writings of the Apostle Paul18
2.Women and the Early Churches23
Women in the New Testament Churches23
Deutero-Pauline Reaction26
The Ministries of Women in the Post-Biblical Churches28
Women Outside the Orthodox Mainstream32
Martyrdom and the Witness of Perpetua34
Patristic Attitudes Toward Women36
Writers, Poets, and Pilgrims39
3.Virgin and Witch: Women in Medieval Christianity43
The Life of Virginity and Chastity44
Medieval Mariology51
Woman as Witch54
Medieval Women in Prayer and Protest57
4.Women in an Era of Reformation61
Luther, Calvin, and the Status of Women61
Catholic Women in an Era of Reform66
Protestant Women Active in Reform68
Protestant Women Outside the Mainstream70
5.Women and Christianity in the American Colonies75
Modified Patriarchy75
Anne Hutchinson, the "American Jezebel"80
The Revival Tradition83
Quaker Women88
6.Women Organizing for Mission and Reform93
The Cult of True Womanhood93
Organizing for Charity and Reform96
Organized Feminism, Women's Rights, and the Christian Community100
Women in Mission102
7.Nineteenth-Century Preachers and Scholars107
Women in the Evangelical Tradition107
The Debate Over Women Preaching110
The Woman's Bible113
8.American Women in Catholicism and Sectarianism117
Images of Women in American Catholicism117
American Women in Religious Orders120
Women and Sectarian Christianity123
9.The Move Toward Full Participation129
The Expansion of Denominational Roles129
Signs of Retrenchment131
Post-War Changes133
A New Agenda for Women134
10.Agents of Transformation139
Women in the Ordained Ministry139
The Ministry of Deaconess and Nun143
Theological Education144
Reforming the Liturgy146
The Need for Feminist Theologies148
Suggestions for Further Reading165
Subject Index179
Scripture Index183

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