Jesus Sophia : returning to woman wisdom in the Bible, practice, and prayer / Sally Douglas.Material type: TextPublisher: Eugene, Oregon : Cascade Books, Copyright date: ©2023Description: xiii,161 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cmContent type:
- Returning to woman wisdom in the Bible, practice, and prayer
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- BT153.M6 D68 2023
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 159-161)
Come and see -- Sophia in the Old Testament and intertestamental texts -- Jesus and Sophia in the New Testament -- Breastfeeding from Christ -- Making friends with Jesus Sophia -- Being angry and doing peace -- Returning to the sacredness of all things -- The invitation to rest.
In this groundbreaking book, Sally Douglas excavates biblical and early Christian understandings of Jesus as the female divine. Drawing from her expertise as a New Testament scholar and theologian, Douglas accessibly sets out the evidence for Jesus Sophia and then explores its practical implications, both for the church--often suffocated by God-as-male imagery--and for our day-to-day lives. Questions about discipleship, biblical interpretation, and theology are investigated in relation to Jesus Sophia's hospitality, friendship, anger, non-retaliation, and care for all things. In this process understandings of the cross are revisited, female imagery for God is reclaimed and celebrated, fresh and ancient practices of faith are offered, and inclusive, exquisite liturgies are shared. With dynamism, humor, faithfulness, and creativity, Douglas encourages, unsettles, and supports readers, as they discover Jesus Sophia for themselves.