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  • Fierce: Women of the Bible and Their Stories of Violence, Mercy, Bravery, Wisdom, Sex, and Salvation
  • by Alice Connor
  • 2017
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  • Published by: Augsburg Fortress Publishers
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Women in the Bible—some of their names we know, others we’ve only heard, and other are tragically unnamed. Pastor and provocateur Alice Connor introduces these women and invites us to see them not as players in a man’s story—as victims or tempters—nor as morality archetypes, teaching us to be better wives and mothers, but as fierce foremothers of the faith. These women’s stories are messy, challenging, and beautiful. When we read their stories, we can see not only their particular, fearsome lives but also our own.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Half Title, Title Page, Copyright, Dedication, Epigraph
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Introduction: Together with Certain Women
  2. pp. 1-6
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  1. Part 1. The Only Four (plus Mary)
  2. pp. 7-10
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  1. Tamar: When Sleeping with Your Father-in-Law Is Righteous
  2. pp. 11-20
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  1. Rahab and Bathsheba: Who’s Naked Now?
  2. pp. 21-30
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  1. Ruth: Who Are You Responsible For?
  2. pp. 31-40
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  1. Mary Theotokos: More than Meets the Eye
  2. pp. 41-50
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  1. Part 2. Hebrew Women
  2. pp. 51-54
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  1. Asherah: So God Had a Wife, Maybe? Probably.
  2. pp. 55-64
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  1. Eve: Mother of All Living
  2. pp. 65-72
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  1. Hagar: Abraham’s Other Woman
  2. pp. 73-80
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  1. Deborah and Jael: Women on Top
  2. pp. 81-88
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  1. Song of Songs: The Sexy, Sexy Bible
  2. pp. 89-96
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  1. Widows: Those Left Behind
  2. pp. 97-106
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  1. Jerusalem: I Don’t Love You, and I Always Will
  2. pp. 107-116
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  1. Susanna’s Choice
  2. pp. 117-126
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  1. Part 3. Christian Women
  2. pp. 127-130
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  1. At the Well and on the Road: Women Back-Talking God
  2. pp. 131-140
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  1. Mary and Martha: Jesus’ Family of Choice
  2. pp. 141-150
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  1. Herodias and Herodias: Not So Sexy after All
  2. pp. 151-158
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  1. Priscilla and Phoebe and Lydia and Rhoda: Paul’s Church Ladies
  2. pp. 159-168
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  1. Mary of Magdala: Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story?
  2. pp. 169-176
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  1. Appendixes
  1. Appendix A: The Biblical Stories Themselves and Where to Find Them
  2. pp. 177-178
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  1. Appendix B: Homework: a.k.a. Ideas for Further Reading
  2. pp. 179-182
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  1. Back Cover
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781506410715
Related ISBN(s)
9781506410708
MARC Record
OCLC
978910665
Pages
176
Launched on MUSE
2017-03-28
Language
English
Open Access
No
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