By Marion Ann Taylor

"The background of ladies interpreters of the Bible is a ignored region of analysis. Marion Taylor offers a one-volume reference software that introduces readers to a big selection of girls interpreters of the Bible from the total heritage of Christianity, from the early church to the twenty-first century. Her study has implications for figuring out biblical interpretation--especially the background of interpretation--and Read more...

summary: "The historical past of girls interpreters of the Bible is a ignored zone of research. Marion Taylor offers a one-volume reference instrument that introduces readers to a wide range of girls interpreters of the Bible from the full background of Christianity, from the early church to the twenty-first century. Her examine has implications for knowing biblical interpretation--especially the historical past of interpretation--and influencing modern research of girls and the Bible. Contributions by means of over a hundred twenty five most sensible students introduce foremothers of the religion who handle problems with interpretation that stay appropriate to religion groups at the present time, akin to women's roles within the church and synagogue and the assumption of non secular feminism. Women's interpretations additionally increase understanding approximately adjustments within the methods men and women may well learn the Scriptures in gentle of modifications of their existence studies. this article will end up helpful to scholars, students, and pastors, who can be encouraged, provoked, and challenged by way of the ladies brought within the guide. it is going to additionally supply a beginning for additional exact examine and research. the various interpreters referenced comprise: Elizabeth Rice Achtemeier; Birgitta of Sweden; Catherine Mumford sales space; Anne Bradstreet; Catherine of Siena; Clare of Assisi; Egeria; Elizabeth I; Hildegard of Bingen; Julian of Norwich; Thérèse of Lisieux; Marcella; Henrietta C. Mears; Florence Nightingale; Phoebe Palmer; Faltonia Betitia Proba; Pandita Ramabai; Christina Georgina Rossetti; Dorothy Leigh Sayers; Elizabeth Cady Stanton; Harriet Beecher Stowe; Teresa of Avila; Sojourner fact; Susanna Wesley" -- writer description

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Barth’s teaching on the Word of God in Jesus Christ and transcendence in Scripture inspired Achtemeier’s own lifelong emphasis on the Word of God, especially as it is made manifest in preaching. After returning to the United States, Achtemeier entered the PhD program at Columbia University in conjunction with Union Theological Seminary, focusing her work in the area of Old Testament, under the direction of Professor James Muilenburg, who had 23 ↜Achtemeier, Elizabeth Rice inspired her academic interest and her commitment to “solid scholarship with revelatory insight into the Word of God” (Not Til I Have Done, 40).

Mary Cary (b. 1620/21, fl. 1647–53), a leading member of a militant, millenarian sectarian group, boldly advised the British government following the execution of Charles€I. English commentator Elizabeth Bowdler (ca. 1717–79) engaged in social and religious commentary on such issues as slavery, suicide, purgatory, free will, and providence. Women’s concerns for social justice often went beyond the printed page. ╯Florence Nightingale’s Spiritual Journey: Biblical Annotations, Sermons and Journal Notes, vol.

Josephine Butler (1828–1906) campaigned on behalf of prostitutes in Britain and internationally. , Lev. 24:22–24). Women as Theologians, Pastors, Religious Educators, and Preachers [Gertrude] became a student of theology and tirelessly ruminated on all the books of the Bible she could obtain. The basket of her heart she packed to the very top with more useful, and honey-sweet texts of holy Scripture, so that she always had at hand an instructive and holy quotation. Gertrude the Great, The Herald of God’s Loving Kindness: Books One and Two The quest for the writings of forgotten women interpreters of the Bible revealed that many women interpreters were also lay theologians, religious educators, pastors, or preachers.

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