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Blessed among women? : mothers and motherhood in the New Testament / Alicia Myers.

Myers, Alicia D., (author.).
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Subject: Women in the Bible.
Mothers in the Bible.
Motherhood > Religious aspects > Christianity.

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  • ISBN: 9780190677114 (ebook)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2017.

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General Note: Previously issued in print: 2017.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary, etc.: Mothers appear throughout the New Testament. Called 'blessed among women' by Elizabeth in the Gospel of Luke, Mary, the mother of Jesus, is the most obvious example. But she is far from the only mother in this canon. She is joined by Elizabeth, a chorus of unnamed mothers seeking healing or promotions for their children, as well as male mothers, including Paul (Gal 4:19-20) and Jesus. Although interpreters of the New Testament have explored these maternal characters and metaphors, many have only recently begun to take seriously their theological aspects. This work builds on previous studies by arguing maternal language is not only theological, but also indebted to ancient gender constructions and their reshaping by early Christians.
Target Audience Note: Specialized.
Source of Description Note: Description based on online resource; title from home page (viewed on October 17, 2017).

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