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Dancing Girls, "Loose" Ladies, and Women of "The Cloth": The Women in Jesus' Life

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The women in Jesus' life are a raucous and rowdy bunch, including "riotous" foremothers, "loose women," and "distressed daughters of Israel." Reading these new ways of interpreting women in the Gospels, male New Testament scholars have discovered liberating perspectives. In seven scintillating studies, Spencer explores among others the genealogy of Matthew's Gospel to discover the riotous yet righteous nature of Jesus' foremothers, slave girls and prophetic daughters in Luke-Acts, and women leading men in the Gospel of Mark 5-7. Scott Spencer, a virtuoso young New Testament scholar, provides his own lively forays into reading the Gospels through women's eyes. He shows what it is like for a man to read stories about the women in Jesus' life from a new perspective. Spencer is an able and inventive scholar whose broad-ranging insights and engaging style make his work very accessible.

Review:

"Drawing from the biblical stories of Jesus' encounters with women, Spencer takes us into the world of a very human Jesus, showing from the text both the honesty and the complexity of his relationships with the women of his time. Spencer, who teaches New Testament at Baptist Theological Seminary in Virginia, calls his approach 'reading with feminist lenses,' but this can be deceiving. The approach is rather humanist. Jesus emerges as both a leader and a social being, comfortable with women of every stripe, unafraid of social stigma or censure. Using modern psychological and sociological methods, and exploring the nuances of the Greek text, the author brings the women in the gospels to the forefront by placing them in key positions in the Jesus story. Spencer is at his best exploring the dynamic that he calls 'strategies of connection/opposition affecting male/female discourse.' Jesus' discussions with, and about, the women in his life reveal a progressiveness beyond what one would expect, given the cultural and historical context of the New Testament. Scholars will appreciate Spencer's thorough research, but general readers will find this book challenging and a bit disturbing. (Oct.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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Spencer's book offers original and playful readings of the Gospels, through the eyes of women's experience.

Synopsis:

The women in Jesus' life are a raucous and rowdy bunch, including "riotous" foremothers, "loose women," and "distressed daughters of Israel." Reading these new ways of interpreting women in the Gospels, male New Testament scholars have discovered liberating perspectives. In seven scintillating studies, Spencer explores among others the genealogy of Matthew's Gospel to discover the riotous yet righteous nature of Jesus' foremothers, slave girls and prophetic daughters in Luke-Acts, and women leading men in the Gospel of Mark 5-7. Scott Spencer, a virtuoso young New Testament scholar, provides his own lively forays into reading the Gospels through women's eyes. He shows what it is like for a man to read stories about the women in Jesus' life from a new perspective. Spencer is an able and inventive scholar whose broad-ranging insights and engaging style make his work very accessible.

Synopsis:

In seven scintillating studies, Spencer explores among others the genealogy of Matthew' s Gospel to discover the riotous yet righteous nature of Jesus' foremothers, slave girls and prophetic daughters in Luke-Acts, and women leading men in the

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ISBN:
9780826416124
Author:
Spencer, F Scott
Publisher:
Continuum
Author:
Spencer, F. Scott
Subject:
Bible - Study - General
Subject:
Bible - Study - New Testament
Subject:
Biblical Studies - New Testament
Subject:
Christianity-New Testament General
Subject:
Bible - Criticism Interpretation - New Testament
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Trade paper
Publication Date:
20040931
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TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
208
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9 x 6 x 0.444 in

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Drawing from the biblical stories of Jesus' encounters with women, Spencer takes us into the world of a very human Jesus, showing from the text both the honesty and the complexity of his relationships with the women of his time. Spencer, who teaches New Testament at Baptist Theological Seminary in Virginia, calls his approach 'reading with feminist lenses,' but this can be deceiving. The approach is rather humanist. Jesus emerges as both a leader and a social being, comfortable with women of every stripe, unafraid of social stigma or censure. Using modern psychological and sociological methods, and exploring the nuances of the Greek text, the author brings the women in the gospels to the forefront by placing them in key positions in the Jesus story. Spencer is at his best exploring the dynamic that he calls 'strategies of connection/opposition affecting male/female discourse.' Jesus' discussions with, and about, the women in his life reveal a progressiveness beyond what one would expect, given the cultural and historical context of the New Testament. Scholars will appreciate Spencer's thorough research, but general readers will find this book challenging and a bit disturbing. (Oct.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , Spencer's book offers original and playful readings of the Gospels, through the eyes of women's experience.
"Synopsis" by ,
The women in Jesus' life are a raucous and rowdy bunch, including "riotous" foremothers, "loose women," and "distressed daughters of Israel." Reading these new ways of interpreting women in the Gospels, male New Testament scholars have discovered liberating perspectives. In seven scintillating studies, Spencer explores among others the genealogy of Matthew's Gospel to discover the riotous yet righteous nature of Jesus' foremothers, slave girls and prophetic daughters in Luke-Acts, and women leading men in the Gospel of Mark 5-7. Scott Spencer, a virtuoso young New Testament scholar, provides his own lively forays into reading the Gospels through women's eyes. He shows what it is like for a man to read stories about the women in Jesus' life from a new perspective. Spencer is an able and inventive scholar whose broad-ranging insights and engaging style make his work very accessible.
"Synopsis" by , In seven scintillating studies, Spencer explores among others the genealogy of Matthew' s Gospel to discover the riotous yet righteous nature of Jesus' foremothers, slave girls and prophetic daughters in Luke-Acts, and women leading men in the

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