Her Story

Author: Barbara J. MacHaffie
Publisher: Fortress Press
ISBN: 1451404026
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The Bible has been written, translated, and interpreted for centuries by men in cultures that were patriarchal. In patriarchy, women are subordinated within the gradations of a hierarchical society. Material on women, therefore has often been misinterpreted or overlooked. In some instances, generic nouns and pronouns in the original languages have been translated into English as masculine words. A careful textual study must be made using all the available tools of biblical scholarship. An accurate understanding of the meaning of words must be sought. Also, readers must try to discern the intentions of the author and try to gain a knowledge of the historical and social background of the biblical material. The demands of God must be distinguished from the demands of a particular culture. The bible as a whole makes it clear that God's people are to bring justice and wholeness to all human beings. the injunctions that degrade women do not provide principles valid for every age of Christianity but instead reflect cultural situations in which men related to women through dominance. The standard for the Christian community today should be the glimmers of female dignity and leadership that shine through the pages of the Bible.

Her Story

Author: Barbara J. MacHaffie
Publisher:
ISBN: 0800638263
Size: 19.53 MB
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The Bible has been written, translated, and interpreted for centuries by men in cultures that were patriarchal. In patriarchy, women are subordinated within the gradations of a hierarchical society. Material on women, therefore has often been misinterpreted or overlooked. In some instances, generic nouns and pronouns in the original languages have been translated into English as masculine words. A careful textual study must be made using all the available tools of biblical scholarship. An accurate understanding of the meaning of words must be sought. Also, readers must try to discern the intentions of the author and try to gain a knowledge of the historical and social background of the biblical material. The demands of God must be distinguished from the demands of a particular culture. The bible as a whole makes it clear that God's people are to bring justice and wholeness to all human beings. the injunctions that degrade women do not provide principles valid for every age of Christianity but instead reflect cultural situations in which men related to women through dominance. The standard for the Christian community today should be the glimmers of female dignity and leadership that shine through the pages of the Bible.

Pocket Dictionary Of Church History

Author: Nathan P. Feldmeth
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 9780830867035
Size: 10.19 MB
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Studying church history is like learning your genealogy, with ample helpings of family recipes, scandalous disputes, inspiring heroes, quirky uncles and scrapbooks of photos thrown in. Someone needs to point out what's important and remind you of the facts as you learn to tell the story on your own. The Pocket Dictionary of Church History is designed to help students identify the people, places, events, movements and ideas that checker the story of the church through the ages. Among the three-hundred-plus definitions you'll find terms, from ad fontes to via media leaders and theologians, from Abelard to Zwingli "isms," from Arminianism to Unitarianism places and events, from the Azusa Street Mission to the White Horse Inn councils, from Nicaea to Vatican II Here is an indispensable glossary, the perfect companion to your study and reading of church history.

Women And Christianity

Author: Cheryl A. Kirk-Duggan
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780313082719
Size: 17.63 MB
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This work explores the impact of Christian women—as scholars and leaders representing the ethnic, national, racial, and denominational diversity of Christianity today—on all aspects of life. • Includes 15 essays from contributors who represent a mix of established and young, emerging, and innovative scholars, all of whom are working for change in their faith communities • A bibliography accompanies each essay

You Have Stept Out Of Your Place

Author: Susan Hill Lindley
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN: 0664257992
Size: 19.15 MB
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Women throughout American history have repeatedly been accused of "stepping out of their places" as many have fought for more rewarding roles in the church and society. In this book, Susan Hill Lindley demonstrates that just as religion in the traditional sense has influenced the lives of American women through its institutions, values, and sanctions, so women themselves have had significant effect on the shape of American religion through the years.

Encyclopedia Of Christianity In The United States

Author: George Thomas Kurian
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781442244320
Size: 14.52 MB
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From the founding fathers through the present, Christianity has exercised powerful influence in America—from its role in shaping politics and social institutions to its hand in art and culture. The Encyclopedia of Christianity in the United States outlines the myriad roles Christianity has played and continues to play. This masterful multi-volume reference includes biographies of major figures in the Christian church in the United States, documents and Supreme Court decisions, and information on theology and theologians, denominations, faith-based organizations, immigration, art—from decorative arts and film to music and literature—evangelism and crusades, women’s issues, racial issues, civil religion, and more.

A History Of Christianity In The United States And Canada

Author: Mark A. Noll
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 0802806511
Size: 13.13 MB
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Author Mark Noll presents the unfolding drama of American Christianity with accuracy and skill, from the first European settlements to ecumenism in the late 20th Century. This work has become a standard in the field of North American religious history.