By Marion Ann Taylor
The historical past of girls interpreters of the Bible is a ignored region of research. Marion Taylor provides a one-volume reference instrument that introduces readers to a big selection of ladies interpreters of the Bible from the total historical past of Christianity. Her examine has implications for knowing biblical interpretation--especially the background of interpretation--and influencing modern learn of girls and the Bible. Contributions via one hundred thirty most sensible students introduce foremothers of the religion who handle problems with interpretation that stay proper to religion groups this day, corresponding to women's roles within the church and synagogue and the belief of spiritual feminism. Women's interpretations additionally increase know-how approximately alterations within the methods men and women might learn the Scriptures in gentle of changes of their lifestyles experiences.This guide will turn out precious to ministers in addition to to scholars of the Bible, who might be encouraged, provoked, and challenged through the ladies brought the following. the quantity also will offer a origin for extra designated examine and analysis.Interpreters contain Elizabeth Rice Achtemeier, Saint Birgitta of Sweden, Catherine Mumford sales space, Anne Bradstreet, Catherine of Siena, Clare of Assisi, Egeria, Elizabeth I, Hildegard, Julian of Norwich, Thérèse of Lisieux, Marcella, Henrietta C. Mears, Florence Nightingale, Phoebe Palmer, Faltonia Betitia Proba, Pandita Ramabai, Christina Georgina Rossetti, Dorothy Leigh Sayers, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Harriet Beecher Stowe, St. Teresa of Avila, Sojourner fact, and Susanna Wesley.