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Body and Word  

Alison Jasper

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Mar 2009
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Sep 2009
This article uses the term ‘equivocation’ to describe the sense in which Christian incarnational theology appears to have provided a resource or way of thinking about the embodied human ... More

The Construction of Gender in the New Testament  

Colleen M. Conway

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Nov 2014
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Apr 2014
This chapter begins with a brief overview of the theorists who have shaped gender analytical work on the New Testament, especially the application of gender theory in classical studies. It ... More

Contributions from Philosophy  

Cynthia Nielsen and Michael Barnes Norton

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Nov 2014
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May 2015
Gender, like race, is a controversial and volatile topic. We encounter one another as embodied and thus gendered beings. But what precisely is gender? What does it mean to be feminine? ... More

Desire and Love  

Ola Sigurdson

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Nov 2014
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Sep 2014
Desire and love have always been important themes in Christianity, but there is no self-evident meaning for either of these concepts. This chapter examines some important contributions in ... More

Elizabeth Cady Stanton's The Woman's Bible  

Ann Loades

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Jan 2011
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May 2011
This article focuses on Elizabeth Cady Stanton and her book, The Woman's Bible. Born in 1815, Elizabeth was one of a well-to-do family from Johnstown, New York. She married her husband ... More

Encratism, Asceticism, and the Construction of Gender and Sexual Identity in Apocryphal Gospels  

Judith Hartenstein

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Aug 2015
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Feb 2016
This essay examines possible ascetic tendencies in apocryphal gospels and their relationship to theological ideas and the role of female disciples in those texts. In some gospels, certain ... More

Feminism and Patriarchy  

Pamela Sue Anderson

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Mar 2009
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Sep 2009
A major obstacle inherent in patriarchy remains its barely perceptible reality for all of those women and men whose lives have been decisively ordered by the rule of the father. Toni ... More

Feminist Criticism and Related Aspects  

Marie-Theres Wacker

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Feb 2008
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Sep 2009
Christian feminist exegesis has other procedures and thematic concerns compared with a Jewish feminist engagement with the Bible; and criticism of society, politics, and the economy is not ... More

Feminist Revisioning  

Heather Walton

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Mar 2009
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Sep 2009
This article explores the literary revisioning work as it is displayed in the work of two women writers whose attention has been largely focused on the Jewish and Christian traditions. ... More

Gender, Imagery, and Religious Imagination  

Margaret M. Miles

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Feb 2014
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Feb 2014
In the field of Religion and Art, gender plays an important role in developing methods for the analysis of artworks in relation to the cultures and societies in which they were created. ... More

Globalization and Women's Bodies in Latin America  

María Cristina Ventura

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Nov 2011
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Jan 2012
This chapter considers globalization and its relationship to women's bodies in Latin America, both the effects this new face of capitalism is having on women's bodies in this part of the ... More

News Coverage of Religion, Sexuality, and AIDS  

Diane Winston

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Aug 2012
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Nov 2012
On November 7, 1991, Earvin “Magic” Johnson stunned fans with the news that he was retiring from basketball. Just days before, during a routine blood test, the Los Angeles Lakers superstar ... More

Race and Racism in News Coverage of Religion  

Marcia Alesan Dawkins

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Aug 2012
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Nov 2012
In the 1960s, America's newspaper-reading public was preoccupied by an outrage involving Nation of Islam Minister Malcolm X, who had said that the assassination of President John F. ... More

Religious Conversion and Semiotic Analysis  

Massimo Leone

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Apr 2014
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May 2014
The chapter is divided into five sections. The first one pinpoints the rationale of semiotics in dealing with religious conversion: describing, analyzing, articulating, and interpreting ... More

Religious Conversion as Narrative and Autobiography  

Bruce Hindmarsh

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Apr 2014
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May 2014
Religious conversion may be approached by paying particular attention to the way in which the experience of conversion is narrated by the converts themselves. Drawing upon case studies of ... More

The Role of Language in Religious Conversion  

Peter G. Stromberg

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Apr 2014
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May 2014
While some argue that the conversion experience is ineffable, such experiences can only be communicated through language. This means that the properties of language are necessarily ... More

Sodomy and Gendered Love: Reading Genesis 19 in the Anglican Communion  

Jay Emerson Johnson

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Jan 2011
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May 2011
The curious ‘career’ of Genesis 19 in the Anglican Communion offers in microcosm the broader complexities involved in analysing the cultural and religious reception of biblical texts. This ... More

The Theological Study of Gender  

Tina Beattie

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Nov 2014
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Sep 2014
This chapter traces the academic development of postmodern theology and gender studies, from the feminist theologies of the 1960s–1980s through the ‘linguistic turn’ to the emergence of ... More

The Theological Study of Sexuality  

Elizabeth Stuart

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Nov 2014
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Sep 2014
This article explores the key methodological approaches evident in theologies of sexuality since theological reflection upon sexuality emerged as a distinctive discipline in the latter ... More

Women in Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls  

Tal Ilan

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Oct 2010
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Jan 2011
The question of women in Qumran is a recent one. The interest in, and awareness of, women on the site and in the scrolls was slow in coming, and associated with the emergence of ... More

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