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Jesus was a feminist : what the Gospels reveal about his revolutionary perspective

Author: Leonard J Swidler
Publisher: Lanham, MD : Sheed & Ward, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The result of four decades of research, Jesus was a Feminist compellingly presents the case that Jesus treated women equally with men, and that he boldly broke the customs of his day to involve them in his work. Renowned scholar and leader among liberal Catholics, Leonard Swidler examines all gospel texts involving women, asserts that women were involved in the writing of two of the gospels, and outlines the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Swidler, Leonard J.
Jesus was a feminist.
Lanham, MD : Sheed & Ward, ©2007
(OCoLC)894800853
Named Person: Jesus Christ.; Jesus Christ.; Jesus Christus.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Leonard J Swidler
ISBN: 9781580512183 1580512186
OCLC Number: 123079232
Description: x, 277 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: pt. I. Yeshua and women : an overview. Prologue: Women in the ancient world ; Yeshua, a feminist, androgynous, an integrated human ; Women in Yeshua's language ; Women in Yeshua's teaching ; Women in the life of Yeshua --
pt. II. The Gospels critically analyzed. The attitude toward women reflected by the Gospel writers and their sources ; Conclusions --
pt. III. Early Christians' views of women. Summary analysis of the appendixes of the New Testament outside of the Gospels and early Church writings --
Appendix I. The New Testament other than the Gospels --
Appendix II. Ambivalent elements in Christian tradition --
Appendix III. Christian tradition's negative elements.
Responsibility: Leonard J. Swidler.
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A comprehensive case for the feminist interpretation of Jesus and Christianity. This work analyzes the role of women in each of the Gospels, asserts that women were involved in the writing of 2 of  Read more...

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Leonard Swidler makes the case that Jesus respected, cared for and even advocated for the rights of women, not in the sense of Betty Freidan, but in the highly personal relationships he formed and Read more...

 
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