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Author MacHaffie, Barbara J., 1949-

Title Her story : women in Christian tradition / Barbara J. MacHaffie.

Publication Info. Philadelphia : Fortress Press, [1986]


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 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  270.088 M149H    Check Shelf
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  270.088 M149H c.2  Check Shelf
Description viii, 183 pages ; 23 cm
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 165-177.
Note Includes indexes.
Contents Biblical images of women. Critical principles ; Status of women in Hebrew society ; The Old Testament critique of patriarchy ; The New Testament picture ; The writings of the Apostle Paul -- Women and the early churches. Women in the New Testament churches ; Deutero-Pauline reaction ; The ministries of women in the post-biblical churches ; Women outside the orthodox mainstream ; Martyrdom and the witness of Perpetua ; Patristic attitudes toward women ; Writers, poets, and pilgrims -- Virgin and witch : women in medieval Christianity. The life of virginity and chastity ; Medieval Mariology ; Woman as witch ; Medieval women in prayer and protest -- Women in an era of Reformation. Luther, Calvin, and the status of women ; Catholic women in an era of reform ; Protestant women active in reform ; Protestant women outside the mainstream -- Women and Christianity in the American colonies. Modified patriarchy ; Anne Hutchinson, the "American Jezebel" ; The revival tradition ; Quaker women -- Women organizing for mission and reform. The cult of true womanhood ; Organizing for charity and reform ; Organized feminism, women's rights, and the Christian community ; Women in mission -- Nineteenth-century preachers and scholars. Women in the evangelical tradition ; The debate over women preaching ; The Woman's Bible -- American women in Catholicism and sectarianism. Images of women in American Catholicism ; American women in religious orders ; Women and sectarian Christianity -- The move toward full participation. The expansion of denominational roles ; Signs of retrenchment ; Post-war changes ; A new agenda for women -- Agents of transformation. Women in the ordained ministry ; The ministry of deaconess and nun ; Theological education ; Reforming the liturgy ; The need for feminist theologies.
Subject Women in Christianity -- History.
Women in Christianity -- United States -- History.
ISBN 0800618939 paperback
9780800618933 paperback
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