Her Share of the Blessings: Women's Religions among Pagans, Jews, and Christians in the Greco-Roman World

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Oxford University Press, 20‏/01‏/1994 - 288 من الصفحات
In this pathbreaking volume, Ross Shepard Kraemer provides the first comprehensive look at women's religions in Greco-Roman antiquity. She vividly recreates the religious lives of early Christian, Jewish, and pagan women, with many fascinating examples: Greek women's devotion to goddesses, rites of Roman matrons, Jewish women in rabbinic and diaspora communities, Christian women's struggles to exercise authority and autonomy, and women's roles as leaders in the full spectrum of Greco-Roman religions. In every case, Kraemer reveals the connections between the social constraints under which women lived, and their religious beliefs and practices. The relationship among female autonomy, sexuality, and religion emerges as a persistent theme. Analyzing the monastic Jewish Therapeutae and various Christian communities, Kraemer demonstrates the paradoxical liberation which women achieved by rejection of sexuality, the body, and the female. In the epilogue, Kraemer pursues the disturbing implications such findings have for contemporary women. Based on an astonishing variety of primary sources, Her Share of the Blessings is an insightful work that goes beyond the limitations of previous scholarship to provide a more accurate portrait of women in the Greco-Roman world.

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معاينة المستخدمين  - ritaer - LibraryThing

The pickings are thin for a historian interested in the role of women in the religious life of the Greco-Roman world. Literary sources may not be accurate and tend to concentrate on the sensational ... قراءة التقييم بأكمله

Her share of the blessings: women's religions among pagans, Jews, and Christians in the Greco-Roman world

معاينة المستخدمين  - Not Available - Book Verdict

This is an important, even groundbreaking study of women's culture. Kraemer provides careful analyses of the worship of Greek goddesses, Adonis, Dionysius Isis, the Judeo-Christain God, and heretical ... قراءة التقييم بأكمله


1 Introduction
2 Womens Devotion to Ancient Greek Goddesses
3 Womens Devotion to Adonis
4 Womens Devotion to Dionysos
5 Rites of Roman Matrons
6 Womens Devotion to the Egyptian Goddess Isis in the GrecoRoman World
7 Womens Religious Offices in GrecoRoman Paganism
8 Jewish Womens Religious Lives in Rabbinic Sources
Womens Religion as Heresy
12 Womens Leadership and Offices in Christian Communities
13 Womens Religious Leadership and Offices in Retrospect
Toward a Theory of Womens Religions
Ancient Sources and Translations

9 Jewish Womens Religious Lives and Offices in the GrecoRoman Diaspora
10 Autonomy Prophecy and Gender in Early Christianity

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Ross Shepard Kraemer is Adjunct Associate Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. The editor of Maenads, Martyrs, Matrons, Monastics: A Sourcebook on Women's Religions in the Greco-Roman World (1988), she is currently writing a book on Jewish women in the Greco-Roman Diaspora, to be published by Oxford.

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