Article In Memory of Her, A Feminist Theological. Reconstruction of Christian Origins, Elisabeth. Schussler Fiorenza. Christy Atler. Follow this and. Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza’s In Memory of Her is a ground-breaking work. For the first time, we have a powerful defense of new theological emancipatory. Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza. · Rating details · ratings · 17 reviews. This brilliant scholarly treatise succeeds in bringing to our consciousness women.

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She admits as much in the introduction and the first section of the book, which is devoted to methodology. Paperbackpages.

In Memory of Her: A Feminist Theological Reconstruction of Christian Origins

Open to the public. Additionally, she has published widely in journals hef anthologies. Catholic Institute of Sydney. Then set up a personal list of libraries from your profile page by clicking on your user name at the top right of any screen. Robert Lowry hher it really liked it Feb 11, She searches for the role women played in the early “cult of Jesus,” such as leaders of the first home-based churches.

She builds a convincing case for the view that after early egalitarianism, the status of women was reduced in the second century.

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Aug 31, Ola rated it it was amazing. Her reason for permitting this is, m So, I had high hopes for this book when I picked it up.

My only problem with it is that no blame is assigned to women themselves. This book is timeless; it addresses questions women have had for centuries. Meredith rated it liked it Mar 20, She asserts that the households and the “church” housed in them would have originally been spaces of gender equality but as Christianity grew and faced increased pressures to conform to the Greco-Roman culture, hfr would have started to creep in. The historical reconstruction she engages in does have some promising passages – in particular when she is arguing over the social realities of the missional communities to which Paul wrote his authentic letters.


National Library of Australia. Her analysis of Jesus himself, though, simultaneously rejects the historical Jesus project while being hopelessly indebted to its methods and presuppositions both historical and theological. Since that dichotomy is perpetuated by both fundamentalist Christianity AND by more radical branches of Feminism, her attempt at reading the earliest texts of the Christian heritage i this way remains relevant.

Views Read Edit View history. It is a classic of feminist biblical interpretation from a world-class scholar. La Trobe University Library. Lists What are lists? Return to Book Page. There’s an over-emphasis on the role of Sophia in the earliest theology of the church, I think, and also a historical Jesus w I really love a lot of this book — namely, the project reconstructing the history of Christian women that lurks underneath the texts of the New Testament and the methods casting a broad net for sources, paying attention to redactionetc.

View online Borrow Buy Freely available Show 0 more links Open to the public G; That said, there were just too many methodological problems, cases of special pleading, speculations passed off as fact upon which subsequent speculations passed off as fact were then builtand fiorennza from silence. Some see the relationship between Paul the Apostle and women as misogynisticpointing to controversial passages about women’s subordination, their necessary silence in church, and more.


Lists with This Book. Inthey both secured teaching appointments at the Catholic University of Notre Damewhere they oof their daughter, Christina.

I agree with much of what she says but not all. Home All editions This editionEnglish, Book edition: Jeremy rated it it was amazing Aug 21, Nov 23, Irene rated it really liked it.

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These 2 locations in Queensland: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. But as often occurs when you’re trying to reconstruct history outside the “official” narrative, there’s some speculation involved. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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