The spiritual power of the Feminine shines forth in this psychological study of four Old Testament heroines from Jesus family tree. Tamar, Rahab, Ruth, and Bathsheba are the only women mentioned by name in the Gospels genealogies and, for Ann Belford Ulav, this indicates that they impart something essential to the lineage of Christ. By exploring their brave and unconventional lives, she demonstrates how salvation enters the world in the feminine mode of being human, through these womens embodiment of such powerful and deeply feminine qualities as ingenuity, audacity, determination, compassion, seduction, and devotion.
Ann Belford Ulanov is Christiane Brooks Johnson Professor of Psychiatry and Religion at Union Theological Seminary in New York City. A Jungian analyst in private practice, she is also the author of numerous books, including The Wizards' Gate, Cinderella and her Sisters, The Wisdom of the Psyche, Picturing God, and The Feminine in Jungian Psychology and Christian Theology. BARRY ULANOV, Professor of English and Chairman of the Program in the Arts at Barnard College, coauthored Religion and the Unconscious and Primary Speech: A Psychology of Prayer with his wife, Ann. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.