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Women Pastors and Uncovering

By Nana Briggs
  • ISBN Code: : 1632321289
  • Publisher : Zelos Books
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WHAT DOES THE BIBLE SAY ABOUT WOMEN IN MINISTRY? Some Christians believe that women can become the priests of God; others believe it is an abomination unto God. Some believe God commanded that a woman cover her head while praying; others believe that it is only Paul's commandment that women cover their heads while praying, and that Paul's commandments are arbitrary and are not binding on women. Some believe God created men and women equal; others believe that God created women as subordinates to men by creating man first and then woman out of man. Some say Christ liberated women to be equal with men, others say He did not. Some say the biological conditions such as pregnancy, menstruation, nursing, and lactation defile the altar and make the church little more than a maternity home. Are women restricted to specific womanly duties only? So, who is correct? "Women Pastors and Uncovering" addresses these controversial subjects with much documentation from Scripture. You can know the truth and the truth will make you free.

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Holy Misogyny

By April D. DeConick
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Book Code : 1441124020
  • Total of Pages : 200
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 759
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In Holy Misogyny, bible scholar April DeConick wants real answers to the questions that are rarely whispered from the pulpits of the contemporary Christian churches. Why is God male? Why are women associated with sin? Why can't women be priests? Drawing on her extensive knowledge of the early Christian literature, she seeks to understand the conflicts over sex and gender in the early church-what they were and what was at stake. She explains how these ancient conflicts have shaped contemporary Christianity and its promotion of male exclusivity and superiority in terms of God, church leadership, and the bed. DeConick's detective work uncovers old aspects of Christianity before later doctrines and dogmas were imposed upon the churches, and the earlier teachings about the female were distorted. Holy Misogyny shows how the female was systematically erased from the Christian tradition, and why. She concludes that the distortion and erasure of the female is the result of ancient misogyny made divine writ, a holy misogyny that remains with us today.

God's Bold Call to Women

By Barbara J. Yoder
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  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • Book Code : 1441269169
  • Total of Pages : 144
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 774
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Jane Hanson, Jean Hodges, Chuck D. Pierce, Wanda Studdard and Barbara Yoder Encourage You to Embrace Your Future Over the years, there has been a rising call to women to step forward and embrace the great destiny that God has in store for each of them. In recognition of this, Barbara Yoder has come together with a handful of others, both men and women, who sense the growing importance to release women into their God-given purpose. While some women may feel unworthy of their dreams because of past sins, God tells them to let go and look forward. When she is bathed in His glory, there is no obstacle that can stand in such a woman's way, and there is nothing that will keep her from the magnificent fulfillment of God's plan.

The Great X-Cape Ii

By Angel Brown
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  • Publisher : Author House
  • Book Code : 9781456761677
  • Total of Pages : 155
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 977
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John 15:13 Greater love hath no man than this; that a man lay down his life for his friends. The Great X-Cape II (Gods Amazing Love) takes spiritual concepts from my first book, The Great X-Cape, expounds on those spiritual concepts in more detail, and is a continuation of my first book. Through the storms, through the valleys, and through the fire, God has been a constant source of motivation, inspiration, and comfort, and He has been my bridge over troubled water as I continue to make my great escape each day by faith. He is God on the mountain and He is still God even if we are facing the darkest valley that we could have ever imagined. There is a hiding place in God that we can enter into where our troubles can no longer find us as we find our faith in God and place our complete confidence in Him. God has turned my greatest tragedies into my greatest victories, my impossibilities into possibilities, and has become, to me, the greatest Superhero that I have ever known. When we surrender our self-made invisible cape to God, we will find that nothing is impossible with Him.

Women in Pastoral Office

By Mary M. Schaefer
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0199977631
  • Total of Pages : 528
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 426
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Through a study of the church of Santa Prassede, Mary M. Schaefer offers a compelling examination of the ''golden ages'' for women active in ecclesial ministries, critically measuring feminist claims and providing evidence contrary to the official Roman position that women have never been ordained in the Catholic Church. The ninth-century church of Santa Prassede has been studied intensively in recent years, yet no scholar has yet recognized the significance of the balanced male and female imagery: both men and women disciples, Peter and Paul as family friends, Praxedes and her sister as house church leaders in the post-apostolic period assisted by bishop Pius I, and Pope Paschal's mother Theodora episcopa, for example. Praxedes' identification as ''presbytera'' by a Roman priest-historian in 1655 and by the Benedictine prior of the church in 1725 prompts analysis of women's ordination rites in churches of East and West. Santa Prassede preserves one of the largest intact programs of church decoration in Rome up to 1200. Schaefer investigates its scriptural and liturgical sources, and, in turn, reexamines its foundation myth. With the story of the church, Schaefer provides a detailed study of women in pastoral office (especially diaconas, presbyteras, and episcopal abbesses) from the first through twelfth centuries in the West. Women in Pastoral Office also shows how the liturgy as well as the vita of Praxedes and her sister Pudentiana (whose fourth century church is located down the hill) shaped this outstanding commission of the builder, Pope Paschal I (817-824).

Women and Religion in Early America,1600-1850

By Marilyn J. Westerkamp
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1000158942
  • Total of Pages : 232
  • Category : History
  • Members : 546
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Women in Early American Religion, 1600-1850 explores the first two centuries of America's religious history, examining the relationship between the socio-political environment, gender, politics and religion Drawing its background from women's religious roles and experiences in England during the Reformation, the book follows them through colonial settlement, the rise of evangelicalism with the 'great awakening', the American Revolution and the second flowering of popular religion in the first half of the nineteenth century. Women in Early American Religion, 1600-1850 traces the female spiritual tradition through the Puritans, Baptists and Shakers, arguing that it was a strong empowering force for women.

How to Make the Right Decision Every Time

By Karen Jensen Salisbury
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  • Publisher : Charisma Media
  • Book Code : 1629980277
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 736
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MAKE TOUGH CHOICES WITHFAITH AND CONFIDENCE.

20 Myths about Religion and Politics in America

By Ryan P. Burge
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  • Publisher : Fortress Press
  • Book Code : 1506482023
  • Total of Pages : 249
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 864
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The way most people think about religion and politics is only loosely linked to empirical reality, argues Ryan P. Burge in 20 Myths about Religion and Politics in America. Instead, our thinking is based on anecdotes, a quick scan of news headlines, or worse, flat-out lies told by voices trying to push a religious or political agenda on a distracted public. Burge sees this fundamentally flawed understanding of the world around us and our misperceptions about where we fit into the larger fabric of society as caustic for the future of American politics and religion. Without an accurate picture of our society, when we subscribe to only caricatures of what our country looks like, we never really address the problems facing us. Striving to be an impartial referee, Burge describes with accessible and engaging prose--and illustrates with dozens of clear, helpful graphs--what the data says. Step by step, he debunks twenty myths, using rigorous data analysis and straightforward explanations. He gives readers the resources to adopt an empirical view of the world that can help all of us, religious and nonreligious alike, get past at least some of the unsupported beliefs that divide us.