Her Story

Author: Barbara J. MacHaffie
ISBN: 0800638263
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The Bible has been written, translated, and interpreted for centuries by men in cultures that were patriarchal. In patriarchy, women are subordinated within the gradations of a hierarchical society. Material on women, therefore has often been misinterpreted or overlooked. In some instances, generic nouns and pronouns in the original languages have been translated into English as masculine words. A careful textual study must be made using all the available tools of biblical scholarship. An accurate understanding of the meaning of words must be sought. Also, readers must try to discern the intentions of the author and try to gain a knowledge of the historical and social background of the biblical material. The demands of God must be distinguished from the demands of a particular culture. The bible as a whole makes it clear that God's people are to bring justice and wholeness to all human beings. the injunctions that degrade women do not provide principles valid for every age of Christianity but instead reflect cultural situations in which men related to women through dominance. The standard for the Christian community today should be the glimmers of female dignity and leadership that shine through the pages of the Bible.

Women And Christianity

Author: Cheryl A. Kirk-Duggan
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780313082719
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This work explores the impact of Christian women—as scholars and leaders representing the ethnic, national, racial, and denominational diversity of Christianity today—on all aspects of life. • Includes 15 essays from contributors who represent a mix of established and young, emerging, and innovative scholars, all of whom are working for change in their faith communities • A bibliography accompanies each essay

Encyclopedia Of Christianity In The United States

Author: George Thomas Kurian
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781442244320
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From the founding fathers through the present, Christianity has exercised powerful influence in America—from its role in shaping politics and social institutions to its hand in art and culture. The Encyclopedia of Christianity in the United States outlines the myriad roles Christianity has played and continues to play. This masterful multi-volume reference includes biographies of major figures in the Christian church in the United States, documents and Supreme Court decisions, and information on theology and theologians, denominations, faith-based organizations, immigration, art—from decorative arts and film to music and literature—evangelism and crusades, women’s issues, racial issues, civil religion, and more.

Selected Spiritual Writings Of Anne Dutton

Author: Anne Dutton
Publisher: Mercer University Press
ISBN: 088146029X
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Volume 4 of Dutton's writings includes her early work The New Birth(1734); her unique pseudonymous work Treatise on Justification (1778); her work on grace A Discourse concerning God's Action of Adoption (1737); A Discourse on the Inheritance of the Adopted Sons of God (1748); and her theological letters on the marks of a child of God (1761) which offer advice in holiness from the end of her literary career. Anne Dutton's many writings are significant because they impacted evan-gelical revival in England (and in the colonies). Particularly significant is her voice as a Baptist writer responding to revival in England and in America. She addressed the issues of free grace, election, justification, and the new birth in Christ.

Selected Spiritual Writings Of Anne Dutton

Author: Joann Ford Watson
Publisher: Mercer University Press
ISBN: 0881460532
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This collection of Anne Dutton's writings pulls together a variety of her correspondence and shows her significant involvement in theological debate and controversy. It also illustrates her ministry of letters for spiritual direction and insight. Highlights include her engagement in the Sandemanian controversy, encouragement of African American converts in the American colonies, and excerpts from her spiritual magazine.