The Resource Women in Christian traditions, Rebecca Moore

Women in Christian traditions, Rebecca Moore

Label
Women in Christian traditions
Title
Women in Christian traditions
Statement of responsibility
Rebecca Moore
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Women in Christian Traditions offers a concise and accessible examination of the roles women have played in the construction and practice of Christian traditions, revealing the enormous debt that this major world religion owes to its female followers. It recovers forgotten and obscured moments in church history to help us to realize a richer and fuller understanding of Christianity. This text provides an overview of the complete sweep of Christian history through the lens of feminist scholarship. Yet it also departs from some of the assumptions of that scholarship, raising questions that challenge our thinking about how women have shaped beliefs and practices during two thousand years of church history. Did the emphasis on virginity in the early church empower Christian women? Did the emphasis on marriage during the Reformations of the sixteenth century improve their status? These questions and others have important implications for women in Christianity in particular, and for women in religion in general, since they go to the heart of the human condition. This work examines themes, movements, and events in their historical contexts and locates churchwomen within the broader developments that have been pivotal in the evolution of Christianity. From the earliest disciples to the latest theologians, from the missionaries to the martyrs, women have been instrumental in keeping the faith alive. Women in Christian Traditions shows how they did so
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Moore, Rebecca
Dewey number
270.082
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BV639.W7
LC item number
M594 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Women in religions
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women in Christianity
  • Women in Christianity
  • Frau
  • Christentum
Label
Women in Christian traditions, Rebecca Moore
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-196) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Why study women in Christian traditions? -- In the beginning . . . Eve -- The women disciples in the kingdom of God -- Women and the conversion of an empire -- Saints, seers, and scholars in the Middle Ages -- Women reformed, women resistant -- Spirit-filled women in the nineteenth century -- Churchwomen on the margins and in the mainstream -- Conclusion: The church of Martha and Mary -- Questions for discussion
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 209 pages
Isbn
9781479829613
Isbn Type
(cl : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014040539
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40024683582
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)893452416
  • (OCoLC)ocn893452416
Label
Women in Christian traditions, Rebecca Moore
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-196) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Why study women in Christian traditions? -- In the beginning . . . Eve -- The women disciples in the kingdom of God -- Women and the conversion of an empire -- Saints, seers, and scholars in the Middle Ages -- Women reformed, women resistant -- Spirit-filled women in the nineteenth century -- Churchwomen on the margins and in the mainstream -- Conclusion: The church of Martha and Mary -- Questions for discussion
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 209 pages
Isbn
9781479829613
Isbn Type
(cl : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014040539
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40024683582
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)893452416
  • (OCoLC)ocn893452416

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