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Author Barr, Beth Allison, author.

Title The making of biblical womanhood : how the subjugation of women became gospel truth / Beth Allison Barr.

Publication Info. Grand Rapids, Michigan : Brazos Press, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2021]
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 95th Street Adult Nonfiction  220.830542 BAR    DUE 06-12-24
 Naper Blvd. Adult Nonfiction  220.830542 BAR    AVAILABLE
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Description x, 245 pages ; 22 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-244).
Contents Introduction -- 1. The Beginning of Patriarchy -- 2. What If Biblical Womanhood Doesn't Come from Paul? -- 3. Our Selective Medieval Memory -- 4. The Cost of the Reformation for Evangelical Women -- 5. Writing Women Out of the English Bible -- 6. Sanctifying Subordination -- 7. Making Biblical Womanhood Gospel Truth -- 8. Isn't It Time to Set Women Free?
Summary "A trusted historian shows that "biblical womanhood" isn't biblical, but was born in a clearly definable historical moment, and presents a better way forward for the contemporary church"-- Provided by publisher.
Biblical womanhood--the belief that God designed women to be submissive wives, virtuous mothers, and joyful homemakers--pervades North American Christianity. From choices about careers to roles in local churches to relationship dynamics, this belief shapes the everyday lives of evangelical women. Yet biblical womanhood isn't biblical, says Baylor University historian Beth Allison Barr. It arose from a series of clearly definable historical moments.This book moves the conversation about biblical womanhood beyond Greek grammar and into the realm of church history--ancient, medieval, and modern--to show that this belief is not divinely ordained but a product of human civilization that continues to creep into the church. Barr's historical insights provide context for contemporary teachings about women's roles in the church and help move the conversation forward.Interweaving her story as a Baptist pastor's wife, Barr sheds light on the #ChurchToo movement and abuse scandals in Southern Baptist circles and the broader evangelical world, helping readers understand why biblical womanhood is more about human power structures than the message of Christ.-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Women -- Religious aspects -- Christianity -- History of doctrines.
Sex role -- Religious aspects -- Christianity -- History of doctrines.
Women -- Biblical teaching.
Sex role -- Biblical teaching.
Sex role -- Biblical teaching.
Sex role -- Religious aspects -- Christianity -- History of doctrines.
Women -- Biblical teaching.
Women -- Religious aspects -- Christianity -- History of doctrines.
ISBN 9781587434709 (paperback)
1587434709 (paperback)
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