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.

Geschichte der Sintflut

Geschichte der Sintflut Author Harald Haarmann
ISBN-10 9783406658761
Release 2013-09-30
Pages 208
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Geologen konnten vor einigen Jahren mit einer sensationellen Entdeckung aufwarten: Das Schwarze Meer war lange Zeit ein vom Mittelmeer völlig getrennter, tiefer liegender Süßwassersee. Der Durchbruch des Mittelmeers durch die Landbrücke um 6700 v. Chr. war eine Naturkatastrophe von kaum vorstellbaren Ausmaßen. Jahrelang ergoss sich ein tosender Wasserfall in das Schwarze Meer und überschwemmte große, teilweise besiedelte Gebiete. Harald Haarmann beschreibt auf der Grundlage der neuesten Erkenntnisse Ursachen und Verlauf dieser Sintflut. Von hier aus geht er den Folgen der Flut für die Kulturentwicklung in der südlichen Schwarzmeerregion nach. Er stößt dabei auf die Spuren einer der ältesten Hochkulturen und verfolgt anhand archäologischer Funde, vor allem aber anhand der Schrift- und Sprachgeschichte, deren Ausstrahlung bis hin nach Mesopotamien.

Feministische Bibelwissenschaft im 20 Jahrhundert

Feministische Bibelwissenschaft im 20  Jahrhundert Author Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza
ISBN-10 9783170289918
Release 2015-07-15
Pages 454
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Der Band führt eine innovative und kritische Konzeption der Bibelwissenschaft bis in die Gegenwart weiter, die mit der Frauenbewegung begann. In den einzelnen Beiträgen wird der Schlüsselbegriff "Feminismus" nicht im engeren Sinn von Frauen- oder Geschlechterforschung verstanden, sondern er benennt performativ unterschiedliche soziokulturelle und theoretisch-religiöse Standorte. "Feministisch" umfasst gender- und befreiungstheologische, postkoloniale, queere und interreligöse Forschungen und viele andere patriarchatskritische Perspektiven. Das Thema "Frauen und Bibel" wird zwischen den internationalen Frauenbewegungen und der akademischen Erforschung biblischer und anderer heiliger Texte situiert.

The Bible After Babel

The Bible After Babel Author John J. Collins
ISBN-10 0802828922
Release 2005-11-15
Pages 201
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Biblical scholars today often sound as if they are caught in the aftermath of Babel — a clamor of voices unable to reach common agreement. But is this necessarily a bad thing? Many postmodern critics hear the confusion of critical languages as a welcome opportunity for diverse new approaches. In The Bible After Babel, noted biblical scholar John J. Collins considers the effect of the postmodern situation on biblical, primarily Old Testament, criticism over the last three decades. Engaging and even-handed, Collins begins by examining the quest of historical criticism to objectively establish a text’s basic meaning. He goes on to deftly review the alternative methods of postmodern criticism, the disputed history of ancient Israel, and the ways in which postcolonial and feminist scholarship has called into question the moral authority of the Bible. At the same time, as more diverse practitioners — including Jews, women, and ethnic minorities — have entered the field of biblical studies, many of the accepted conclusions of previous scholarship have crumbled. Accepting that the Bible may no longer provide secure foundations for faith, Collins still highlights its ethical challenge to be concerned for the other — a challenge central both to Old Testament ethics and to the teaching of Jesus.

Myths of Mighty Women

Myths of Mighty Women Author Arlene Kramer Richards
ISBN-10 9781782203049
Release 2015-07-31
Pages 272
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Women whose mothers were not called upon to achieve in a man’s world have a difficult time seeing themselves as powerful enough to do that. Identifying with mighty women of the past and of the present culture can help them to permit themselves to achieve more than their mothers did. This book provides several such myths from ancient and modern cultures, from both Western and Eastern traditions, each of which is a standard for a particular aspect of female power and all of which can provide that power for women now. Among the aspects of women’s power are Super Girl, Warrior Woman, Evil Temptress, Protective Mother and Provider. This book is useful for therapists to read themselves and/or to give to their patients when they suffer from fantasies of the bad mother who does not want to be surpassed or the weak mother who cannot protect, or the therapist who wants to keep the woman patient in a weak and needy position. This book, in other words, is meant to empower patients by helping therapists to understand how and why the patients need the image of a strong, nurturant woman so that they themselves can become strong nurturing women.

Women in Ugarit and Israel

Women in Ugarit and Israel Author Hennie J. Marsman
ISBN-10 9004117326
Release 2003-01-01
Pages 781
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This book discusses women in a polytheistic and monotheistic society by analyzing their social and religious position according to the literary and non-literary texts of Ugarit and Israel.

Women in the Pentateuch

Women in the Pentateuch Author Sarah Shectman
ISBN-10 9781906055721
Release 2009
Pages 204
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Feminist study of Pentateuchal narrative -- The matriarchs outside the priestly corpus -- Other women outside the priestly corpus -- Women in P's genesis -- Women in P's Exodus--Numbers.

Mary and Martha

Mary and Martha Author Satoko Yamaguchi
ISBN-10 9781556351518
Release 2006-12-26
Pages 216
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'Mary and Martha: Women in the World of Jesus' focuses on women as portrayed in the Johannine Gospel--the nature of their lives and their relationship to Jesus.

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.

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)

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.

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.

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.