Women in the New Testament

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Women in the New Testament

Questions and Commentary

Many fragments of women's stories survive in the New Testament texts, which were composed by men. Why did they include so many references to women and why are women, as a group, treated so positively by the male New Testament writers?

Women in the New Testament shows how the stories of women are an integral part of the Gospel and its meaning for us. It also conveys how we can respond to the challenge these women represent, whether we are men trying to understand or women trying to find our voices within the tradition of faith found in the New Testament.

Chapter one discusses three women of expectant faith. Chapters two and three deal with women who are changed by Jesus. Chapter four focuses on New Testament women of influence. Chapters five and six show how women disciples spread and gave shape to the gospel message.

Reviews and endorsements

Women in the New Testament fulfills the hope of the Companions to the New Testament series by exposing the educated non-specialist to the depth, breadth, and importance of feminist New Testament scholarship.”
Bible Today


“Women in the New Testament fulfills the hope of the COMPANIONS TO THE NEW TESTAMENT series by exposing the educated non-specialist to the depth, breadth, and importance of feminist New Testament scholarship. Bonnie Thurston’s interpretation is faithful to the text in its ancient context, revealing both the problems it poses for the twentieth-century reader committed to the equality of women in family, church, and society and the riches it offers such a liberationist agenda if it is read with new, feminist eyes.”
Sandra M. Schneiders, Graduate Theological Union

9780824516703
Paperback / 184 pages
Dimensions: 6 x 9
CROSSROAD, 1998

Keywords:
Women, The Gospels
Categories:
Women, Faith, Theology