Her Story: Women in Christian Tradition

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Fortress Press, 1992 - Religion - 384 pages
An accessible, introductory text first published by Fortress Press in 1983, Her Story: Women in Christian History has sold over 30,000 copies of the first edition and has ably helped readers recover the oft-ignored or submerged stories of women in the Christian tradition, from biblical times to now. Barbara MacHaffie, who wrote the brief history and compiled a lively anthology of companion primary readings, has revised and updated the text and readings. In this new edition, history and primary readings are combined and augmented with helpful pedagogical tools. This new textbook, which offers sympathetic coverage of all Christian traditions, is supported by a dedicated companion Web site that includes chapter summaries, questions for discussion and Web links that vividly bring the stories of women to life in portraits, artifacts, and other primary materials.
 

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Contents

Readings for Chapter 5
177
52 THE CAUSE OF MORAL REFORM
179
53 EQUAL RIGHTS AND MORAL DUTIES
181
54 MISSIONARY WOMEN STEP BEYOND THEIR SPHERE
186
NINETEENTHCENTURY PREACHERS AND SCHOLARS
193
The Debate over Women Preaching
200
Ordination to the Ministry of Word and Sacrament
202
The Deaconess Movement
204

Writers Poets and Pilgrims
24
Readings for Chapter 1
30
12 THE MARTYRDOM OF PERPETUA
31
13 ADORNING WOMEN
34
14 EGERIA IN THE HOLY LAND
41
15 THE ACTS OF PAUL AND THECLA
43
VIRGIN AND WITCH WOMEN IN MEDIEVAL CHRISTIANITY
47
The Life of Virginity and Chastity
48
Medieval Mariology
59
Woman as Witch
63
Medieval Women Challenge and Protest
66
Readings for Chapter 2
73
22 HUNTING FOR WITCHES
76
23 MARGERY KEMPE
80
24 JESUS AS MOTHER
82
25 PERSUADING A POPE
84
WOMEN IN AN ERA OF REFORMATION
87
Catholic Women in an Era of Reform
94
Protestant Women Active in Reform
96
Protestant Women outside the Mainstream
99
Lasting Effects
105
Readings for Chapter 3
106
32 CALVIN ON THE CREATION OF WOMAN
109
33 CATHOLIC WOMEN IN GENEVA
112
34 WOMEN IN DEFENSE OF THE REFORMATION
117
35 MARRIAGE AND ADULTERY AMONG THE HUTTERITES
119
WOMEN AND CHRISTIANITY IN THE AMERICAN COLONIES
123
Anne Hutchinson the American Jezebel
129
The Revival Tradition
133
Quaker Women
139
Readings for Chapter 4
144
42 ANNE HUTCHINSON
145
43 THE UNFEMININE ACTIVITIES OF SARAH OSBORN
150
44 QUAKER WOMEN MAY SPEAK
154
WOMEN ORGANIZING FOR MISSION AND REFORM
157
Organizing for Charity and Reform
162
The Social Gospel
167
Fundamentalism
168
Women in Mission
169
Legacy of the Voluntary Societies
174
The Womans Bible
205
Readings for Chapter 6
210
62 THE ARGUMENT FROM PENTECOST
213
63 AMANDA SMITHS CALL TO PREACH
216
64 PAUL PROHIBITS THE PREACHING OF WOMEN
223
65 WOMEN REVISION THE BIBLE
225
AMERICAN WOMEN IN CATHOLICISM AND SECTARIANISM
231
American Women in Religious Orders
235
Women and Sectarian Christianity
239
Readings for Chapter 7
249
72 CATHOLIC SISTERS AS CIVIL WAR NURSES
254
73 COMPLEX MARRIAGE IN THE ONEIDA COMMUNITY
260
74 THE EXPERIENCE OF POLYGAMY
264
75 SHAKER WOMEN IN COMMUNITY
266
THE MOVE TOWARD FULL PARTICIPATION
271
The Expansion of Denominational Roles
272
Signs of Retrenchment
274
Postwar Changes
276
A New Agenda for Women
278
Readings for Chapter 8
282
THE STATUS OF WOMEN IN THE CHURCHES
287
83 RAISING THE CONSCIOUSNESS OF BAPTIST WOMEN
294
84 THE PATRIARCHAL CHURCH
297
AGENTS OF TRANSFORMATION
303
The Ministries of Deaconess and Nun
310
Feminist Approaches to the Bible
312
Theological Education
315
Worship
317
The Need for Feminist Theologies
321
What Comes Next?
326
Readings for Chapter 9
329
92 INCLUSIVE LANGUAGE FOR WORSHIP
331
93 FEMINIST LITURGY
332
94 FEMINIST VIEWS OF SIN AND SALVATION
335
95 JESUS IN WOMANIST THEOLOGY
339
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
343
NOTES
345
SUGGESTIONS FOR FURTHER READING
355
INDEX OF NAMES AND SUBJECTS
379
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