In the Wake of the Goddesses

In the Wake of the Goddesses Author Tikva Simone Frymer-Kensky
ISBN-10 UVA:X002038549
Release 1992
Pages 292
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Exploring the rich and powerful symbols of religion and culture that have shaped Western thought, In the Wake of the Goddesses shows how conceptions of gender and sexualtiy developed and changed from the goddesses of ancient Mesopotamian civilizations to the one God of Biblical monotheism. 8-page insert.

In the Wake of Tikva Frymer Kensky

In the Wake of Tikva Frymer Kensky Author Steven Winford Holloway
ISBN-10 1593339771
Release 2009
Pages 249
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Papers presented in honor of Tikva Frymer-Kensky at the 2007 Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting in San Diego.

Reading the Women of the Bible

Reading the Women of the Bible Author Tikva Frymer-Kensky
ISBN-10 0307490009
Release 2008-12-18
Pages 480
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Reading the Women of the Bible takes up two of the most significant intellectual and religious issues of our day: the experiences of women in a patriarchal society and the relevance of the Bible to modern life.

Goddesses and the Divine Feminine

Goddesses and the Divine Feminine Author Rosemary Radford Ruether
ISBN-10 0520250052
Release 2006
Pages 381
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Presents a portrait of sacred female and goddess imagary in Western culture, from their creation to the present day.

The Alphabet Versus the Goddess

The Alphabet Versus the Goddess Author Leonard Shlain
ISBN-10 9781101573914
Release 1999-09-01
Pages 496
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This groundbreaking book proposes that the rise of alphabetic literacy reconfigured the human brain and brought about profound changes in history, religion, and gender relations. Making remarkable connections across brain function, myth, and anthropology, Dr. Shlain shows why pre-literate cultures were principally informed by holistic, right-brain modes that venerated the Goddess, images, and feminine values. Writing drove cultures toward linear left-brain thinking and this shift upset the balance between men and women, initiating the decline of the feminine and ushering in patriarchal rule. Examining the cultures of the Israelites, Greeks, Christians, and Muslims, Shlain reinterprets ancient myths and parables in light of his theory. Provocative and inspiring, this book is a paradigm-shattering work that will transform your view of history and the mind.

Das g ttliche M dchen

Das g  ttliche M  dchen Author Aimée Carter
ISBN-10 9783959677325
Release 2017-11-13
Pages 304
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Einen schlimmeren Geburtstag hat Kate noch nicht erlebt. Ihre Mutter ist sterbenskrank. Und Kate muss in die Kleinstadt Eden ziehen. Als sie auf der neuen Schule den geheimnisvollen Henry kennenlernt, gerät ihr Leben komplett aus den Fugen: Denn er ist Hades, der Gott der Unterwelt. Und er macht ihr ein verlockendes Angebot. Er wird ihre Mutter heilen, wenn Kate sieben Prüfungen besteht und sein Wintermädchen wird. Aber ob ihre Seele stark genug ist? Bisher haben alle ihr Scheitern mit dem Tod bezahlt. "Eine Geschichte wie ein strahlendes Funkeln!" Cassandra Clare, New York Times-Bestsellerautorin

Feminist Companion to Matthew

Feminist Companion to Matthew Author Amy-Jill Levine
ISBN-10 9781841272115
Release 2001-12-19
Pages 247
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Conjoining diverse methodological and ideological approaches with a focus on specific texts, this volume ..... presents ground-breaking insights on the Gospel of Matthew...... (from back cover)

A Communion of Subjects

A Communion of Subjects Author Paul Waldau
ISBN-10 9780231509978
Release 2006-12-18
Pages 720
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A Communion of Subjects is the first comparative and interdisciplinary study of the conceptualization of animals in world religions. Scholars from a wide range of disciplines, including Thomas Berry (cultural history), Wendy Doniger (study of myth), Elizabeth Lawrence (veterinary medicine, ritual studies), Marc Bekoff (cognitive ethology), Marc Hauser (behavioral science), Steven Wise (animals and law), Peter Singer (animals and ethics), and Jane Goodall (primatology) consider how major religious traditions have incorporated animals into their belief systems, myths, rituals, and art. Their findings offer profound insights into humans' relationships with animals and a deeper understanding of the social and ecological web in which we all live. Contributors examine Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Daoism, Confucianism, African religions, traditions from ancient Egypt and early China, and Native American, indigenous Tibetan, and Australian Aboriginal traditions, among others. They explore issues such as animal consciousness, suffering, sacrifice, and stewardship in innovative methodological ways. They also address contemporary challenges relating to law, biotechnology, social justice, and the environment. By grappling with the nature and ideological features of various religious views, the contributors cast religious teachings and practices in a new light. They reveal how we either intentionally or inadvertently marginalize "others," whether they are human or otherwise, reflecting on the ways in which we assign value to living beings. Though it is an ancient concern, the topic of "Religion and Animals" has yet to be systematically studied by modern scholars. This groundbreaking collection takes the first steps toward a meaningful analysis.


Enactments Author Daniel Dervin
ISBN-10 0838635911
Release 1996
Pages 356
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Enactments addresses several needs. It introduces readers to the young field of psychohistory, examines the continuous interplay of psychoanalytic insights with the irrational forces that shape history, and systematizes a highly diverse field into six usable models. These models begin with analogies to the theater as arena of accepted illusion and dramatic characters as types of imposters. Political processes then come into sharper focus as the leader serves as delegate for a host of popular wishes, fears, and agendas that extend into the unconscious and comprise a group-fantasy. Group-fantasy not only empowers the delegate, but also defines and occasionally destroys this chosen figure as well. From the classical stage to the modern political arena, the hero as leader and group-fantasy delegate becomes embroiled in sacrificial agendas as the heat for magical solutions is turned up. The leader usually has three options: to find external enemies, to finger domestic scapegoats, or to submit himself as victim. Perceived in this psychohistorical light, history may be interpreted as various kinds of enactments; a key model overlapping the others. Other models include an evolution of childhood through changing modes of parenting, and a blending of Foucault and Freud, in which sexuality and aggression thrive culturally through the production of repression.

Studies in Bible and Feminist Criticism JPS Scholar of Distinction Series

Studies in Bible and Feminist Criticism  JPS Scholar of Distinction Series Author Tikva Frymer-Kensky
ISBN-10 9780827609976
Release 2010-01-01
Pages 463
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Each of the 30 essays here delves into a topic that gives us much food for thought: the Bible as interpreted through ancient Near-Eastern creation myths, flood myths, and goddess myths; gender in the Bible; the feminist approach to Jewish law; comparative Jewish and Christian perspectives on the Hebrew Bible; biblical perspectives on ecology; creating a theology of healing; feminine God-talk. The volume concludes with the author's own original prayers in the form of poetic meditations on pregnancy and birthing. This book is unique, not only because it is the only volume in the JPS Scholar of Distinction series written by a woman, but also because Frymer-Kensky's personal and forthright voice resonates so clearly throughout each piece. Scholars and students of Bible, Jewish studies, and women's studies will surely find this to be a one-of-a kind collection.

Daughter Zion

Daughter Zion Author Mark J. Boda
ISBN-10 9781589837027
Release 2012-10-30
Pages 440
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This volume showcases recent exploration of the portrait of Daughter Zion as “she” appears in biblical Hebrew poetry. Using Carleen Mandolfo’s Daughter Zion Talks Back to the Prophets (Society of Biblical Literature, 2007) as a point of departure, the contributors to this volume explore the image of Daughter Zion in its many dimensions in various texts in the Hebrew Bible. Approaches used range from poetic, rhetorical, and linguistic to sociological and ideological. To bring the conversation full circle, Carleen Mandolfo engages in a dialogic response with her interlocutors. The contributors are Mark J. Boda, Mary L. Conway, Stephen L. Cook, Carol J. Dempsey, LeAnn Snow Flesher, Michael H. Floyd, Barbara Green, John F. Hobbins, Mignon R. Jacobs, Brittany Kim, Cheryl A. Kirk-Duggan, Christl M. Maier, Carleen Mandolfo, Jill Middlemas, Kim Lan Nguyen, and Lena-Sofia Tiemeyer.

Women and Judaism

Women and Judaism Author Frederick E. Greenspahn
ISBN-10 9780814732298
Release 2009-11-01
Pages 304
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Although women constitute half of the Jewish population and have always played essential roles in ensuring Jewish continuity and the preservation of Jewish beliefs and values, only recently have their contributions and achievements received sustained scholarly attention. Scholars have begun to investigate Jewish women’s domestic, economic, intellectual, spiritual, and creative roles in Jewish life from biblical times to the present. Yet little of this important work has filtered down beyond specialists in their respective academic fields. Women and Judaism brings the broad new insights they have uncovered to the world. Women and Judaism communicates this research to a wider public of students and educated readers outside of the academy by presenting accessible and engaging chapters written by key senior scholars that introduce the reader to different aspects of women and Judaism. The contributors discuss feminist approaches to Jewish law and Torah study, the spirituality of Eastern European Jewish women, Jewish women in American literature, and many other issues. Contributors: Nehama Aschkenasy, Judith R. Baskin, Sylvia Barack Fishman, Harriet Pass Freidenreich, Esther Fuchs, Judith Hauptman, Sara R. Horowitz, Renée Levine, Pamela S. Nadell, and Dvora Weisberg.

Learn Torah With 1994 1995 Torah Annual

Learn Torah With 1994 1995 Torah Annual Author Joel Lurie Grishaver
ISBN-10 1881283135
Release 1996-09-01
Pages 420
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Traditional Jewish libraries often contain a collection of volumes known as the Commentators' Bible. Arranged by weekly Torah portion, these books compile Torah insights created over hundreds of years and in dozens of countries. Such diversity has always been the key to Jewish learning. The Learn Torah With...Annuals represent a series of "American Style" Commentators' Bibles based on a popular weekly electronic Torah study newsletter. Each Learn Torah With...Annual features commentary from over 100 great Torah teachers representing all ideologies and backgrounds. Their comments on the weekly Torah portions are meshed with the insights of dozens of the thousands who subscribe to, read and contribute (via e-mail or fax) to this dynamic electronic conversation. Edited and collated out of a truly interactive Torah dialogue, these durable volumes are perfect additions to your home or school library.

Sunrise on the Mediterranean

Sunrise on the Mediterranean Author Suzanne Frank
ISBN-10 9780446561464
Release 2009-05-30
Pages 496
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Time-traveller Chloe Kingsley wakes up in the Mediterranean, dressed in 1990s party clothes. Mistaken for a mermaid goddess, Chloe soon realises she is in biblical Canaan. She and Cheftu are reunited, only to become vassals to David, the Israelite king.

Jeremiah Lamentations

Jeremiah  Lamentations Author J. Andrew Dearman
ISBN-10 9780310872832
Release 2011-10-11
Pages 496
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The books of Jeremiah and Lamentations cannot be separated from the political conditions of ancient Judah. Beginning with the righteous king Josiah, who ushered in a time of glorious but brief religious reform, Jeremiah reflects the close tie between spiritual and political prosperity or disaster, between the actions and heart of Judah and her kings and their fortunes as a nation. While few of us today have any firsthand understanding of what it means to live in a theocracy, the central theme of Jeremiah and Lamentations remains clear and still holds true: God first, politics second. The words, prayers, and poems of "the weeping prophet" serve to realign us with God’s priorities, turning us from evil and encouraging us to pursue God and his ways. With emotion and spiritual depth, these prophetic writings beckon us toward a spiritual integrity that can still affect the course of individuals and nations today. Most Bible commentaries take us on a one-way trip from our world to the world of the Bible. But they leave us there, assuming that we can somehow make the return journey on our own. They focus on the original meaning of the passage but don’t discuss its contemporary application. The information they offer is valuable--but the job is only half done! The NIV Application Commentary Series helps bring both halves of the interpretive task together. This unique, award-winning series shows readers how to bring an ancient message into our postmodern context. It explains not only what the Bible meant but also how it speaks powerfully today.

Judges and Ruth

Judges and Ruth Author Victor H. Matthews
ISBN-10 0521000661
Release 2004-01-12
Pages 270
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A commentary on Judges and Ruth with a reading list, and accompanied by the entire NRSV translation.


Unbroken Author Laura Hillenbrand
ISBN-10 3608948929
Release 2015-01-07
Pages 518
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Unbroken has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Unbroken also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Unbroken book for free.