The Friendship of Women : The Hidden Tradition of the Bible
Looking deeply into biblical stories of female friendships in order to extract greater truths, this compelling work explores the sacred dimension of friendship through the lenses of faith, tradition, and scripture, revealing the often overlooked voices and experiences of women in the Old and New Testaments. Recovering and reclaiming the witness and wisdom of such women as Lydia, Prisca, Phoebe, Martha, Deborah, Esther, Rachel, Ruth, Veronica, Elizabeth, Anne, and Mary Magdalene, and drawing a highly inspiring message from each of these women's lives, the book embraces friendship as it is embodied by women, between God and all of creation, and between all human beings.
- Paperback | 112 pages
- 124.5 x 198.1 x 17.8mm | 113.4g
- 28 Apr 2006
- New York, United States
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About Joan Chittister
Joan D. Chittister is an internationally known writer and lecturer, and the executive director of Benetvision, a resource and research center for contemporary spirituality. She is the past president of the Conference of American Benedictine Prioresses and the Leadership Conference of Women Religious. She is the author of "In the Heart of the Temple," "Scarred by Struggle, Transformed by Hope," and "Wisdom Distilled from the Daily." She lives in Erie, Pennsylvania.