Image from Coce

Early church understandings of Jesus as the female divine : the scandal of the scandal of particularity / Sally Douglas.

By: Material type: TextTextSeries: Library of New Testament studies ; 557. | T & T Clark library of biblical studiesPublisher: London ; New York : Bloomsbury T & T Clark, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PIc, 2016Description: viii, 229 pages ; 25 cmContent type:
  • text
Media type:
  • unmediated
Carrier type:
  • volume
ISBN:
  • 9780567667144
  • 0567667146
  • 9780567685322
  • 0567685322
Subject(s): DDC classification:
  • 232 23
LOC classification:
  • BT198 .D66 2016
Online resources:
Contents:
The scandal of the scandal of particularity -- Is he she? -- Why is it so? -- Where shall wisdom be found? -- Re-recognizing Jesus-woman wisdom -- Scandalous invitations.
Summary: Central to debates about Jesus is the issue of whether he uniquely embodies the divine. While this discussion continues unabated, both those who affirm and those who dismiss, Jesus' divinity regularly eclipse the reality that in many of the earliest strands of the Christian tradition when Jesus' divinity is proclaimed, Jesus is imaged as the female divine. Sally Douglas investigates these early texts, excavates the motivations for imaging Jesus as Woman Wisdom and the complex reasons that this began to be suppressed in the 2nd and 3rd centuries. The work concludes with an exploration of the powerful implications of engaging with the ancient proclamation of Jesus-Woman Wisdom in contemporary context.
List(s) this item appears in: Women and the church | New Testament studies - MS Waugh Gift Books Fund (sorted by Title)
Tags from this library: No tags from this library for this title. Log in to add tags.
Star ratings
    Average rating: 0.0 (0 votes)
Holdings
Item type Current library Collection Call number Status Date due Barcode
Book: Standard Hewitson Library, Presbyterian Research Centre Main BT198 .D68 2016 (Browse shelf(Opens below)) Available 23-902

Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-221) and index.

The scandal of the scandal of particularity -- Is he she? -- Why is it so? -- Where shall wisdom be found? -- Re-recognizing Jesus-woman wisdom -- Scandalous invitations.

Central to debates about Jesus is the issue of whether he uniquely embodies the divine. While this discussion continues unabated, both those who affirm and those who dismiss, Jesus' divinity regularly eclipse the reality that in many of the earliest strands of the Christian tradition when Jesus' divinity is proclaimed, Jesus is imaged as the female divine. Sally Douglas investigates these early texts, excavates the motivations for imaging Jesus as Woman Wisdom and the complex reasons that this began to be suppressed in the 2nd and 3rd centuries. The work concludes with an exploration of the powerful implications of engaging with the ancient proclamation of Jesus-Woman Wisdom in contemporary context.

There are no comments on this title.

to post a comment.

Hours

Mon - Fri: 8.30am - 4.30pm

Weekends and statutory holidays: CLOSED

3 Arden St, Opoho 9010, Dunedin, New Zealand.

03-473 0771 hewitson@prcknox.org.nz

Designed by Catalyst

Powered by Koha