The Women in the Gospel of John

The Divine Feminine

Author: Judith Kaye Jones

Publisher: Chalice Press

ISBN: 9780827242579

Category: Religion

Page: 128

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When Dan Brown's novel, The Da Vinci Code, was published, it did something that many biblical scholars were not able to do. It posed difficult questions about the role of women in Jesus' life and in the early church, and brought these questions to the forefront of biblical conversations. Many grew up with only a sketchy acquaintance with the many women whose stories march through the pages of the Old and New Testaments. Their stories were not told, and their heroism was unsung. Today, however, more and more scholars are turning their attention to the stories of those women of valor. Nowhere are they as prominent and as central as in the Gospel of John. Judith Kaye Jones contends that the Gospel of John does not just include stories about women, it is structured around stories of women. In this unique testament, women and their encounters with Jesus provide the framework for the central message of Jesus.
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The Women in the Gospel Ofjohn: the Divine Feminine

The Divine Feminine

Author: N.A

Publisher: Chalice Press

ISBN: 9780827236844

Category: Religion

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When Dan Brown's novel, The Da Vinci Code, was published, it did something that many biblical scholars were not able to do. It posed difficult questions about the role of women in Jesus' life and in the early church, and brought these questions to the forefront of biblical conversations. Many grew up with only a sketchy acquaintance with the many women whose stories march through the pages of the Old and New Testaments. Their stories were not told, and their heroism was unsung. Today, however, more and more scholars are turning their attention to the stories of those women of valor. Nowhere are they as prominent and as central as in the Gospel of John. Judith Kaye Jones contends that the Gospel of John does not just include stories about women, it is structured around stories of women. In this unique testament, women and their encounters with Jesus provide the framework for the central message of Jesus.
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Gendering Wisdom the Host

Biblical Invitations to Eat and Drink

Author: Judith E. McKinlay

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0567651827

Category: Religion

Page: 280

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This work looks at the intertextual relationships of the invitations to eat and drink in Proverbs, Ben Sira and John 4. If the first two invitations are offered by a female Wisdom/Sophia, what are the gender implications when the hostess becomes a host in John 4? The study poses the possibility of an ongoing convergence strategy, which may have begun when Israelite sages adapted for a Yahwistic context language and imagery earlier associated with female deities. In a subtle move, McKinlay draws upon contemporary reader resistance in order to counter such ideological moves by the scribes, whose ambivalence towards real-life women is also observed in these works.
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Daughters of the Church

Women and ministry from New Testament times to the present

Author: Ruth A. Tucker,Walter L. Liefeld

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310877466

Category: Religion

Page: 556

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Rich in historical events and colorfully written, this fascinating account of women in the church spans nearly two thousand years of church history. It tells of events and aspirations, determination and disappointment, patience and achievement that mark the history of daughters of the church from the time of Jesus to the present. The authors have endeavored to present an objective story. The very fact that readers may find themselves surprised now and again by the prominent role of women in certain events and movements proves an inequality that historical narrative has often been guilty of. This is a book about women. It is a setting straight off the record -- a restoring of balance to history that has repeatedly played down the significance of the contributions of women to the theology, the witness, the movements, and the growth of the church. An exegetical study of relevant Scripture passages offers stimulating thought for discussion and for serious reevaluation of historical givens. This volume is enriched by pictures, appendixes, bibliography, and indexes. Like many of the women whose stories it tells, this book has a subdued strength that should not be underestimated.
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Mary Magdalene and the Divine Feminine

Jesus' Lost Teachings on Woman

Author: Elizabeth Clare Prophet,Annice Booth

Publisher: Summit University Press

ISBN: 1932890068

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 316

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Explores the archetypal role of the Divine Feminine in Eastern and Western spirituality and helps to clarify the position of Mary Magdalene. This book includes 55 black and white illustrations, 2 maps and 12 questions for discussion.
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The Gospel of the King of the Jews

Author: Ralph Thorpe

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 1780991436

Category: Fiction

Page: 737

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The Gospel of the King of the Jews brings to life the characters and their background in a modern version of ‘the greatest story ever told’. It depicts Judas as a simple shepherd, who is tricked by the High Priests into leading them to his Master. This fascinating portrayal, separating the Christ of faith from the Jesus of history, is founded on vast erudition and thorough scholarship of the Jewish, Christian, Roman and Greek milieu. It will stimulate and excite all those genuinely interested in Jesus and his life and times.
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A Thesaurus of Women

From Cherry Blossoms to Cell Phones

Author: Barbara Joan Zeitz, MA

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1462068669

Category: Social Science

Page: 234

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A Thesaurus of Women: From Cherry Blossoms to Cell Phones offers a social presentation of history linking places with the unfamiliar female faces traced to their creation. The places, both of long ago and today, are familiar, famous, and global. This collection unmasks the hidden faces of the real women linked to Lady Liberty, Lady Godiva, greenspace, outer space, refrigeration, relativity, a bus boycott, computer language, and more. Mysteries of her histories are hacked open for you to learn of the women linked to the DNA in your body, OSHA in your workplace, Social Security in your future, a bridge in Brooklyn, the Civil Rights March in Washington, cherry blossoms in DC, and the cell phone in your hand. A Thesaurus of Women seeks to provide expansive information in a minimal amount of time in respect to our busy lifestyles. With complete citations for further reference, this is the perfect historical teaser for those who want to build a base knowledge of women’s roles in the de?ning moments and discoveries of history as well as those who want to stay sharp on what they already know. From politics to athletics, from Wall Street to Hollywood, women have been vital, if unrecognized, pioneers and innovators throughout history. Learn some of their stories in A Thesaurus of Women From Cherry Blossoms to Cell Phones.
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Gnostic Gospels

Author: J. Michael Matkin

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440696519

Category: Religion

Page: 336

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The birth of the Christian Church, and what it means for modern religion and philosophy. This engaging guide presents an accessible overview of the birth of the Christian church, using the historical works found at the famous Nag Hammadi site in Egypt. With chapters discussing each of the major and minor documents found at Nag Hammadi, this volume also includes an overview of Gnosticism and the major players, revealing not only what the texts say, but also what they mean. -Renewed interest in Gnosticism and the Gnostic gospels is driven by interest in the Nag Hammadi documents, The DaVinci Code, the Matrix movies, the Kabbalah, renewed interest in the divine feminine ideal, and the fact that many who've left the Church are looking for new answers in the early church -Author is a scholar and expert who's studied with some of the top people in the field
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The Meaning of Mary Magdalene

Discovering the Woman at the Heart of Christianity

Author: Cynthia Bourgeault

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834822603

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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Mary Magdalene is one of the most influential symbols in the history of Christianity—yet, if you look in the Bible, you’ll find only a handful of verses that speak of her. How did she become such a compelling saint in the face of such paltry evidence? In her effort to answer that question, Cynthia Bourgeault examines the Bible, church tradition, art, legend, and newly discovered texts to see what’s there. She then applies her own reasoning and intuition, informed by the wisdom of the ages-old Christian contemplative tradition. What emerges is a radical view of Mary Magdalene as Jesus’s most important disciple, the one he considered to understand his teaching best. That teaching was characterized by a nondualistic approach to the world and by a deep understanding of the value of the feminine. Cynthia shows how an understanding of Mary Magdalene can revitalize contemporary Christianity, how Christians and others can, through her, find their way to Jesus’s original teachings and apply them to their modern lives.
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Even Witches Have Names

Author: Kuykendall

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1466934247

Category: Religion

Page: 120

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Even Witches Have Names is a short fictional work based on facts. It tells the story of a Christian minister who was also a witch and the work that he and his wife did in building a bridge between witchcraft and Christianity. It tells the story of Gabriel Semingers life and work and in the process teaches the reader many of the rituals of witchcraft, or Wicca, as it is called today. This book is a good read and a good teaching aid as well.
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