Vindicating the vixens : revisiting sexualized, vilified, and marginalized women of the bible / Sandra Glahn, editor.

Material type: TextTextPublisher: Grand Rapids, Michigan : Kregel Academic, [2017]Description: 303 pages; 23 cmISBN: 9780825444135; 0825444136Subject(s): Women in the BibleLOC classification: BS680.W7 | V59 2017
Contents:
Introduction: The hermeneutics of "her" / Henry Rouse -- Section I. The women in Jesus's genealogy: more than redeemed sinners. Tamar: the righteous prostitute / Caroly Custis James ; Rahab: what we talk about when we talk about Rahab / Eva Bleeker ; Ruth: the so-called scandal / Marnie Legaspi ; Bathsheba: vixen or victim? / Sarah Bowler ; The Virgin Mary: reclaiming our respect / Timothy Ralston -- Section II. A survey of sexualized, vilified, and marginalised women of the Bible. Eve: the mother of all seducers? / Glenn Kreider ; Sarah: taking things into her own hands or seeking to love? / Eugene Merrill ; Hagar: God names Adam, Hagar names God / Tony Maalouf / Deborah: only when a good man is hard to find? / Ron Pierce ; Huldah: malfunction with the wardrobe-keeper's wife / Christa L. McKirland ; Vashti: dishonored for having honor / Sharifa Stevens -- Section III. Some New Testament women revisited. The "Woman at the well": was the Samaritan woman really an adulteress? Lynn Cohick ; Mary Magdalene: repainting her portrait of misconceptions / Karla Zazueta ; Junia/Joanna: herald of the Good News / Amy Peeler.
Summary: Gain a greater understanding of gender in the Bible through the eyes of a diverse group of evangelical scholars who assert that Christians have missed the point of some scriptural stories by assuming the women in them were "bad girls." Did the Samaritan woman really divorce five husbands in a world where women rarely divorced even one? Did Bathsheba seduce King David by bathing in the nude? Was Mary Magdalene really a reformed prostitute? While many have written studies of the women in the Bible, this is a new kind of book--one in which an international team of male and female scholars look afresh at vilified and neglected women in the Bible. The result is a new glimpse into God's heart for anyone, male or female, who has limited social power. - Publisher
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Gain a greater understanding of gender in the Bible through the eyes of a diverse group of evangelical scholars who assert that Christians have missed the point of some scriptural stories by assuming the women in them were "bad girls." Did the Samaritan woman really divorce five husbands in a world where women rarely divorced even one? Did Bathsheba seduce King David by bathing in the nude? Was Mary Magdalene really a reformed prostitute? While many have written studies of the women in the Bible, this is a new kind of book--one in which an international team of male and female scholars look afresh at vilified and neglected women in the Bible. The result is a new glimpse into God's heart for anyone, male or female, who has limited social power. - Publisher

Introduction: The hermeneutics of "her" / Henry Rouse -- Section I. The women in Jesus's genealogy: more than redeemed sinners. Tamar: the righteous prostitute / Caroly Custis James ; Rahab: what we talk about when we talk about Rahab / Eva Bleeker ; Ruth: the so-called scandal / Marnie Legaspi ; Bathsheba: vixen or victim? / Sarah Bowler ; The Virgin Mary: reclaiming our respect / Timothy Ralston -- Section II. A survey of sexualized, vilified, and marginalised women of the Bible. Eve: the mother of all seducers? / Glenn Kreider ; Sarah: taking things into her own hands or seeking to love? / Eugene Merrill ; Hagar: God names Adam, Hagar names God / Tony Maalouf / Deborah: only when a good man is hard to find? / Ron Pierce ; Huldah: malfunction with the wardrobe-keeper's wife / Christa L. McKirland ; Vashti: dishonored for having honor / Sharifa Stevens -- Section III. Some New Testament women revisited. The "Woman at the well": was the Samaritan woman really an adulteress? Lynn Cohick ; Mary Magdalene: repainting her portrait of misconceptions / Karla Zazueta ; Junia/Joanna: herald of the Good News / Amy Peeler.

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