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Letting the Other Speak: Proclaiming the Stories of Biblical Women

Letting the Other Speak: Proclaiming the Stories of Biblical Women

by Tracy Hartman


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From prostitutes to polygamy, witches to widows, foreigners to slaves, the Bible is full of texts about women who have been classified as "other" and pushed to the margins of society. In the academy, feminist, liberation and post-colonial theologians have challenged the disparaging categorization of these biblical women and redefined them as sacred insiders, whose contributions to Judeo-Christian history offer ongoing lessons about the inclusive nature of God. Letting the Other Speak: Proclaiming the Stories of Biblical Women helps pastors, Christian educators, professors and theological students bring the stories of six controversial biblical women to congregations by surveying historical and contemporary exegetical work on each passage, modeling exegeting a congregation in preparation for moving from text to sermon, and providing two sample sermons, one prophetic and one pastoral, for each text.

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ISBN-13: 9780739167847
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication date: 11/17/2011
Pages: 138
Product dimensions: 7.10(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Tracy Hartman is the Daniel O. Aleshire Professor of Homiletics and Practical Theology at Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond in Richmond, VA.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: We See What We Want to See
Chapter 2: Three's Company: Hagar in Genesis 16 and 21
Chapter 3: Three Strikes and You're In: Rahab in Joshua 2 and 6
Chapter 4: Who Needs The Story of Ruth
Chapter 5: Well Done, Medium! The Medium at Endor in I Samuel 28
Chapter 6: Jesus, What Were You Thinking? The Canaanite Woman in Matthew 15:21-28
Chapter 7: Well, Well, Fancy Meeting You Here
Chapter 8: Moving Beyond the Sermon
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