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Liberating tradition : women's identity and vocation in Christian perspective

"In this work, Kristina LaCelle-Peterson seeks to affirm the central place of Scripture in Christian life and highlight the liberating nature of the gospel for both men and women. She first considers the biblical ideal for human beings and then offers a biblical foundation for various topics, from identity and body image to language for Cod. She also examines the cultural nature of gender roles and the ways in which these roles have become entangled with ecclesial expectations." "Liberating Tradition offers a clear. Christian perspective on the issues that women face in the twenty-first century. The hook does not provide a Christian gloss on the field of gender studies as it exists, but rather offers a gender-informed, scholarship-based, Christian platform from which to enter into dialogue with the scholars and scholarship that constitute that field."--BOOK JACKET
Print Book, English, ©2008
Baker Academic, Grand Rapids, Mich., ©2008
253 pages ; 23 cm
9780801031793, 0801031796
Introduction: Peril and promise : women's experience and the Christian faith
Women's identity, human identity
Made in God's image
Women characters in Scripture
Supermodels for Jesus? Christian women and body image
We're in this thing together
The good, the bad, and the downright strange : marriages in the Bible
Mistaking the industrial revolution for the Garden of Eden : the myth of the "traditional" marriage
Two heads are better than one : marriage as partnership
Women in the church and the world or Why watching TV is not enough
Seeing the invisible : women in the early church
Abbesses, mystics, and Reformation women
Changing the world : women in missions, social reform, and church work in American evangelicalism
I said what I meant, and I meant what I said
Not counting women and children : linguistic invisibility in the church
The discarded images : reasserting biblical language for God
Conclusions: Up and out
"RenewedMinds"--Preliminary page