Her Share of the Blessings

Her Share of the Blessings Author Ross Shepard Kraemer
ISBN-10 0198023138
Release 1994-01-20
Pages 288
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In this pathbreaking volume, Ross Shepard Kraemer provides the first comprehensive look at women's religions in Greco-Roman antiquity. She vividly recreates the religious lives of early Christian, Jewish, and pagan women, with many fascinating examples: Greek women's devotion to goddesses, rites of Roman matrons, Jewish women in rabbinic and diaspora communities, Christian women's struggles to exercise authority and autonomy, and women's roles as leaders in the full spectrum of Greco-Roman religions. In every case, Kraemer reveals the connections between the social constraints under which women lived, and their religious beliefs and practices. The relationship among female autonomy, sexuality, and religion emerges as a persistent theme. Analyzing the monastic Jewish Therapeutae and various Christian communities, Kraemer demonstrates the paradoxical liberation which women achieved by rejection of sexuality, the body, and the female. In the epilogue, Kraemer pursues the disturbing implications such findings have for contemporary women. Based on an astonishing variety of primary sources, Her Share of the Blessings is an insightful work that goes beyond the limitations of previous scholarship to provide a more accurate portrait of women in the Greco-Roman world.



Women and Judaism

Women and Judaism Author Frederick E. Greenspahn
ISBN-10 9780814732182
Release 2009-11-01
Pages 268
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Although women constitute half of the Jewish population and have always played essential roles in ensuring Jewish continuity and the preservation of Jewish beliefs and values, only recently have their contributions and achievements received sustained scholarly attention. Scholars have begun to investigate Jewish women’s domestic, economic, intellectual, spiritual, and creative roles in Jewish life from biblical times to the present. Yet little of this important work has filtered down beyond specialists in their respective academic fields. Women and Judaism brings the broad new insights they have uncovered to the world. Women and Judaism communicates this research to a wider public of students and educated readers outside of the academy by presenting accessible and engaging chapters written by key senior scholars that introduce the reader to different aspects of women and Judaism. The contributors discuss feminist approaches to Jewish law and Torah study, the spirituality of Eastern European Jewish women, Jewish women in American literature, and many other issues. Contributors: Nehama Aschkenasy, Judith R. Baskin, Sylvia Barack Fishman, Harriet Pass Freidenreich, Esther Fuchs, Judith Hauptman, Sara R. Horowitz, Renée Levine, Pamela S. Nadell, and Dvora Weisberg.



Let Me Share God s Blessings

Let Me Share God s Blessings Author Kathleen Julen
ISBN-10 9781597813518
Release 2005-05-01
Pages 60
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Let Me Share God s Blessings has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Let Me Share God s Blessings also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Let Me Share God s Blessings book for free.



Pebbles and Blessings

Pebbles and Blessings Author Kathy J Snow
ISBN-10 9781481723725
Release 2013-03-08
Pages 112
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This is a collection of poems woven together with the threads of belonging that bind us to one another and to our memories of the past. It is true that poetry does something that no other kind of writing can do. E.E. Cummings wrote that, “Poetry is the algebra of the heart.” For many of us, poems answer questions and solve mysteries in a distinct way. Kathy’s poems are no different; they reveal a soulful journey, a mapping out of her childhood and her life that many can surely relate to. She explores the concept of time and history and unearths the power that those who have come before us have on our lives. She draws on nature’s beauty and the simplicity of landscape and season to frame the images she offers to her reader. A little break from tradition; the reader will also find two forewords in this wonderful book of poetry! The first one is an in depth profound preview, the second the author has chosen to name it "Forward" a welcome parlour leading into the heartfelt Preface which tells the story behind this wonderful journey of both compassionate and heartwarming poetry!



Cobbett s Political Register

Cobbett s Political Register Author William Cobbett
ISBN-10 UCAL:B3494131
Release 1806
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Cobbett s Political Register

Cobbett s Political Register Author
ISBN-10 PRNC:32101026900157
Release 1806
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Cobbett s Weekly Political Register

Cobbett s Weekly Political Register Author William Cobbett
ISBN-10 HARVARD:32044106508161
Release 1806
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Maenads Martyrs Matrons Monastics

Maenads  Martyrs  Matrons  Monastics Author Ross Shepard Kraemer
ISBN-10 UVA:X001456311
Release 1988
Pages 429
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Prostitution Sexuality and the Law in Ancient Rome

Prostitution  Sexuality  and the Law in Ancient Rome Author Thomas A. J. McGinn
ISBN-10 0199882940
Release 2003-01-30
Pages 436
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This is a study of the legal rules affecting the practice of female prostitution at Rome approximately from 200 B.C. to A.D. 250. It examines the formation and precise content of the legal norms developed for prostitution and those engaged in this profession, with close attention to their social context. McGinn's unique study explores the "fit" between the law-system and the socio-economic reality while shedding light on important questions concerning marginal groups, marriage, sexual behavior, the family, slavery, and citizen status, particularly that of women.



Women s Religions in the Greco Roman World

Women s Religions in the Greco Roman World Author Ross Shepard Kraemer
ISBN-10 0199725837
Release 2004-03-04
Pages 520
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This is a substantially expanded and completely revised edition of a book originally published in 1988 as Maenads, Martyrs, Matrons, Monastics. The book is a collection of translations of primary texts relevant to women's religion in Western antiquity, from the fourth century BCE to the fifth century CE. The selections are taken from the plethora of ancient religions, including Judaism and Christianity, and are translated from the six major languages of the Greco-Roman world: Greek, Latin, Aramaic, Hebrew, Syriac, and Coptic. The texts are grouped thematically in six sections: Observances, Rituals, and Festivals; Researching Real Women: Documents to, from and by Women; Religious Office; New Religious Affiliation and Conversion; Holy, Pious, and Exemplary Women; and The Feminine Divine. Women's Religions in the Greco-Roman World provides a unique and invaluable resource for scholars of classical antiquity, early Christianity and Judaism, and women's religion more generally.



Every Kind of Heaven Everyday Blessings

Every Kind of Heaven   Everyday Blessings Author Jillian Hart
ISBN-10 9781460383421
Release 2015-02-16
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Two fan-favorite McKaslin Clan novels in one by beloved author Jillian Hart Every Kind of Heaven Ava McKaslin has a strict to-do list for her life: making sweets and taking care of her family. Love is too unreliable for this busy bakery owner. Until she hires Brice Donovan as her contractor. Brice has adored Ava from afar. Now that she needs his help, Brice wants to show her how joyful life can be when there is love. Everyday Blessings When Aubrey McKaslin visits reclusive photographer William Corey, she finds a man who's given up on life. He claims he's happy alone in his mountain retreat, but Aubrey doesn't believe it for a minute. She sees a man who's looking for companionship. Spending time together awakens deeper feelings in them both, but could William trust in their newfound love to see a future together?



Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women

Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women Author Cheris Kramarae
ISBN-10 9781135963156
Release 2004-04-16
Pages 2050
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For a full list of entries and contributors, sample entries, and more, visit the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women website. Featuring comprehensive global coverage of women's issues and concerns, from violence and sexuality to feminist theory, the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women brings the field into the new millennium. In over 900 signed A-Z entries from US and Europe, Asia, the Americas, Oceania, and the Middle East, the women who pioneered the field from its inception collaborate with the new scholars who are shaping the future of women's studies to create the new standard work for anyone who needs information on women-related subjects.



Silencing the Queen

Silencing the Queen Author Ṭal Ilan
ISBN-10 3161488792
Release 2006
Pages 315
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Tal Ilan explores the way historical documents from antiquity are reworked and edited in a long process that ends in silencing the women originally mentioned in them. Many methods are used to produce this end result: elimination of women or their words, denigration of the women and their role or unification of several significant women into one. These methods and others are illuminated in this book, as it uses the example of the Jewish queen Shelamzion Alexandra (76-67 BCE) for its starting point. Queen Shelamzion was the only legitimate Jewish queen in history. Yet all the documents in which she is mentioned (Josephus, Qumran scrolls, rabbinic literature etc.) have been reworked so as to minimize her significance and distort the picture we may receive of her. Tal Ilan follows the ways this was done and in doing so she encounters similar patterns in which other Jewish women in antiquity were silenced, censored and edited out.



THE CHURCH EARTHLY BLESSINGS AND ETERNAL REWARD

THE CHURCH  EARTHLY BLESSINGS AND ETERNAL REWARD Author Cordelia Battle
ISBN-10 0595910300
Release 2008-02-12
Pages 160
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If you are thinking about attending church, searching for the truth, or secretly hurting inside, Cordelia Battle is ready to help by sharing her plan for spiritual growth and restoration of your faith in the Lord's church. The church has always had a firm foundation in Jesus Christ and is made up of those who love God. New Christians never imagine being hurt in a church setting, yet it sometimes happens when you serve the Lord. As a result, there are those who refuse to enter church doors because of past negative experiences with church leadership. If you have been hurt or rejected in the church, Battle offers gentle advice as she helps you better understand why attending services is an important part of your spiritual journey. You will learn: How the church should represent God's love Whether you should fear God's anger Why forgiveness is so important How to define ministry How worship and service in the church has evolved Why there's a need for church fellowship The church is justified by faith in accordance with grace; so the church will continue to grow. Choose your destiny-today and for eternity what God has waiting for you.



Gender and Timebound Commandments in Judaism

Gender and Timebound Commandments in Judaism Author Elizabeth Shanks Alexander
ISBN-10 9781107067899
Release 2013-04-22
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The rule that exempts women from rituals that need to be performed at specific times (so-called timebound, positive commandments) has served for centuries to stabilize Jewish gender. It has provided a rationale for women's centrality at home and their absence from the synagogue. Departing from dominant popular and scholarly views, Elizabeth Shanks Alexander argues that the rule was not conceived to structure women's religious lives, but rather became a tool for social engineering only after it underwent shifts in meaning during its transmission. Alexander narrates the rule's complicated history, establishing the purposes for which it was initially formulated and the shifts in interpretation that led to its being perceived as a key marker of Jewish gender. At the end of her study, Alexander points to women's exemption from particular rituals (Shema, tefillin and Torah study), which, she argues, are better places to look for insight into rabbinic gender.



Golden Bells and Pomegranates

Golden Bells and Pomegranates Author Burton L. Visotzky
ISBN-10 3161479912
Release 2003
Pages 206
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Burton Visotzky studies the 5th Century rabbinic anthology Midrash Leviticus Rabbah. He outlines the content of this text, its novel elements of style, structure and redation, and places it at a turning point in rabbinic literature in the Greco-Roman milieu.



The Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization

The Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization Author Simon Hornblower
ISBN-10 9780191016769
Release 2014-09-11
Pages 912
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What did the ancient Greeks eat and drink? What role did migration play? Why was emperor Nero popular with the ordinary people but less so with the upper classes? Why (according to ancient authors) was Oedipus ('with swollen foot') so called? For over 2,000 years the civilizations of ancient Greece and Rome have captivated our collective imagination and provided inspiration for so many aspects of our lives, from culture, literature, drama, cinema, and television to society, education, and politics. Many of the roots of the way life is lived in the West today can be traced to the ancient civilizations, not only in politics, law, technology, philosophy, and science, but also in social and family life, language, and art. Beautiful illustrations, clear and authoritative entries, and a useful chronology and bibliography make this Companion the perfect guide for readers interested in learning more about the Graeco-Roman world. As well as providing sound information on all aspects of classical civilization such as history, politics, ethics, morals, law, society, religion, mythology, science and technology, language, literature, art, and scholarship, the entries in the Companion reflect the changing interdisciplinary aspects of classical studies, covering broad thematic subjects, such as race, nationalism, gender, ethics, and ecology, confirming the impact classical civilizations have had on the modern world.