If Eve Only Knew: Freeing Yourself from Biblical Womanhood and Becoming All God Meant for You to Be

If Eve Only Knew: Freeing Yourself from Biblical Womanhood and Becoming All God Meant for You to Be

by Melanie Springer Mock, Kendra Weddle Irons


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ISBN-13: 9780827216709
Publisher: Chalice Press
Publication date: 07/28/2015
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 324,433
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Kendra Weddle Irons teaches in the Religion and Humanities Department at Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth, Texas. She is a frequent contributor to the Evangelical and Ecumenical Women's Caucus website (eewc.com). Her first book is Preaching on the Plains: Methodist Women Preachers in Kansas, 1920-1956 (University Press of America, 2007). She blogs with Melanie at Ain't I a Woman? and has recently published essays about teaching religion in The Christian Century and the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. One of the perks of college teaching for Kendra is getting to travel abroad with students; her most recent trip was to Ireland in May 2014. Kendra lives in Irving, TX, with her husband and their yellow Labrador retriever, Pippi.

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

Bibliography 189

Notes 195

Index 205

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