Let Her Speak for Herself: Nineteenth-century Women Writing on the Women of Genesis

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Marion Ann Taylor, Heather E. Weir
Baylor University Press, 2006 - Religion - 495 pages

The women of Genesis - Eve, Sarah, Hagar, Rebekah, Leah, and Rachel - intrigued and informed the lives of nineteenth-century women. These women read the biblical stories for themselves and looked for ways to expand, reinforce, or challenge the traditional understanding of women's lives. They communicated their readings of Genesis using diverse genres ranging from poetry to commentary.

 

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This book, a fascinating historical look on some difficult passages in Scripture, is a valuable addition to today's complimentarian/egalitarian debates, and feminist theology. It is also available in Logos Bible Software.

Contents

Introduction
1
Eve The Mother of Us All
21
Sarah The First Mother of Israel
107
Hagar The Wanderer
185
Rebekah Mother of Two Nations
255
Leah and Rachel Founders of the House of Israel
325
Lots Wife and Daughters Dinah Tamar and Potiphars Wife The Other Women of Genesis
399
Conclusion
443
Bibliography
459
Subject Index
471
Scripture Index
489
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About the author (2006)

Marion Ann Taylor is Associate Professor of Old Testament at the University of Toronto.

Heather E. Weir is Instructor at the Toronto School of Theology at Wycliffe College.

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