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Women in the Mission of the Church: Their Opportunities and Obstacles throughout Christian History

Women in the Mission of the Church: Their Opportunities and Obstacles throughout Christian History

by Leanne M. Dzubinski, Anneke H. Stasson
Women in the Mission of the Church: Their Opportunities and Obstacles throughout Christian History

Women in the Mission of the Church: Their Opportunities and Obstacles throughout Christian History

by Leanne M. Dzubinski, Anneke H. Stasson

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Overview

Outreach 2022 Resource of the Year (Theology and Biblical Studies)

2021 ASM (American Society of Missiology) Book of the Year Award

Women have been central to the work of Christian ministry from the time of Jesus to the twenty-first century. Yet the story of Christianity is too often told as a story of men. This accessibly written book tells the story of women throughout church history, demonstrating their integral participation in the church's mission. It highlights the legacies of a wide variety of women, showing how they have overcome obstacles to their ministries and have transformed cultural constraints to spread the gospel and build the church.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781493429189
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/20/2021
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
File size: 8 MB

About the Author

Leanne M. Dzubinski (PhD, University of Georgia) is associate dean, associate professor of intercultural education and studies, and director of the intercultural education graduate program at Biola University in La Mirada, California.

Anneke H. Stasson (PhD, Boston University) is associate professor of humanities and history at Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion, Indiana.

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Introduction: Women in Ministry Is Not a Twentieth-Century Phenomenon 1

Part 1 Women's Leadership in the Early Church

1 Patrons, Missionaries, Apostles, Widows, and Martyrs 13

2 Virgins, Scholars, Desert Mothers, and Deacons 35

Part 2 Women's Leadership In Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages

3 Mothers, Sisters, Empresses, and Queens 59

4 Medieval Nuns 83

5 Beguines and Mystics 105

Part 3 Women's Leadership Since the Reformation

6 Women Preachers in America 125

7 Social Justice Activists 145

8 Denominational Missionaries and Bible Women 161

9 Faith Missionaries, Evangelists, and Church Founders 183

Conclusion: Women's Leadership in the Church 203

Bibliography 215

Index 233

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