If Eve Only Knew offers a fresh perspective on gender and the Bible, destroying trumped-up, captive-creating messages with the freeing proclamation grounded in Jesus' ministry and found everywhere in scripture: that we are all created in God's image, and by relying on our gifts and skills--rather than on gender-designed roles--we become all God means for us to be.
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About the Author
Melanie Springer Mock is a Professor of English at George Fox University, Newberg, Oregon. She has published three books: Writing Peace: The Unheard Voices of Great War Mennonite Objectors (Cascadia, 2003); Just Moms: Conveying Justice in an Unjust World (Barclay, 2011); and The Spirit of Adoption: Writers on Religion, Adoption, Faith, and More (Cascade Books, forthcoming). She blogs about (and deconstructs) images of women embedded in evangelical popular culture at Ain't I a Woman?. Her essays and reviews have appeared in The Nation, Christian Feminism Today, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and Mennonite World Review, among other places. She lives in Dundee, OR, with her husband and two middle school boys; she also has two adult stepchildren, and two grandsons.
Table of Contents
Introduction Becoming Who We're Meant to Be 1
Chapter 1 Saving Eve 7
Chapter 2 Waiting for Boaz and Other Myths of Love 26
Chapter 3 What's Wrong with Proverbs 31? 38
Chapter 4 When Jesus Was a Man's Man 58
Chapter 5 The Problem with Purity 87
Chapter 6 Setting Captives Free 108
Chapter 7 What Happens in the Silence 131
Chapter 8 Princesses, Kingdoms, and God, Oh My! 155
Chapter 9 Biblical Womanhood Redefined 172