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- DescriptionIn 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 kwledge 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.
- Author BiographyApril D. DeConick is the Isla Carroll and Percy E. Turner Professor of Biblical Studies and Chair of the Department of Religious Studies at Rice University, USA. She is the author of numerous books on early Christian history, including The Thirteenth Apostle: What the Gospel of Judas Really Says.
- Author(s)April D. DeConick
- PublisherContinuum Publishing Corporation
- Date of Publication07/11/2013
- SubjectChristian History & Denominations
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintContinuum Publishing Corporation
- Content Note12
- Weight271 g
- Width137 mm
- Height213 mm
- Spine15 mm
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