The Word According to Eve: Women and the Bible in Ancient Times and Our Own

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1999 - Religion - 302 pages
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In the world that created the Bible, there were no female scholars and theologians, yet in the past four decades, owing to such stunning discoveries as the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Nag Hammadi texts, as well as advances in historical understanding and the rise of feminism, a generation of scholars has found new ways to interpret the Scriptures and the societies that created them -- exploring avenues traditionally ignored by male-dominated religious study. Surveying the new scholarship and the personalities of those who have created it, The Word According to Eve not only explores afresh the history of our religions but offers exciting new challenges to our sense of worship. A Peter Davison Book.
  

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At the moment when Time magazine's cover asks, "Is feminism dead?" comes this exceptional overview of feminist scholarship in biblical studies. Murphy, managing editor at Atlantic Monthly, admits this ... Read full review

Contents

JOINING THE PROCESSION
1
Two THE SORCERERS APPRENTICE
19
BY THE HAND OF A WOMAN
38
Six THE WANDERING ROCK
109
WAS JESUS A FEMINIST?
124
PROMINENT AMONG THE APOSTLES?
172
VENUS IN SACKCLOTH
194
A GLIMPSE THROUGH THE DOOR
215
THE WORD ACCORDING TO EVE
236
Notes
245
Bibliography I
260
Acknowledgments I
276
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Cullen Murphy is the editor at large at Vanity Fair and the former managing editor of the Atlantic Monthly . He is the author of  Are We Rome?,   The Word According to Eve , and the essay collection Just Curious .

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