Women in the New Testament: Questions and Commentary / Edition 1

Women in the New Testament: Questions and Commentary / Edition 1

by Bonnie Thurston
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Women in the New Testament: Questions and Commentary / Edition 1

This is an insightful examination of the personalities, place, and power of women in the New Testament. Thurston gives the cultural and religious context of women in the Greco-Roman world and seeks to show ways in which early Christianity attempted to liberate people from patriarchic oppression and later compromised under the pressure of the dominant society. She looks specifically at the texts of Paul, Mark, John, and the Luke.

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ISBN-13: 9781592445585
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 02/01/2004
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 184
Sales rank: 1,174,919
Product dimensions: (w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Bonnie Thurston, a native of West Virginia, currently lives near Wheeling, West Virginia, having resigned the William F. Orr Professorship in New Testament at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary in 2002. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Bethany College (Valedictorian, Class of 1974), and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Virginia. Bonnie has written ten theological books and over 100 articles and taught at the university level for 28 years. Her scholarly research interests in the New Testament include the gospels of Mark and John and the Deutero-Pauline canon and, more generally, the history of Christian spirituality and prayer. She was ordained in 1984 and has served as co-pastor, pastor, or interim of five churches and twice in overseas ministries. She is a spiritual director and retreat speaker. Her poetry frequently appears in religious periodicals, and she has authored one volume of verse; a second is at the press. Bonnie is a widow, an avid reader, gardener, and cook, enjoys classical music (especially the opera and liturgical music), and loves the West Virginia hills.

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