Women in the Bible For Dummies

Women in the Bible For Dummies

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Comprehensive interfaith coverage of the important female figures This friendly, approachable guide introduces readers to the famous and infamous women of Scripture, describing in everyday language the contributions these women made in their time and ours. From Eve, Sarah, and Esther to Mary and Mary Magdalene, it discusses well-known women of both the Old and New Testaments, examining their role in Biblical narratives, their place in the Jewish and Christian faiths, and the lessons their stories impart to women today.
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  • Paperback | 360 pages
  • 187.96 x 228.6 x 22.86mm | 544.31g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • 1. Auflage
  • Illustrations, maps, ports.
  • 0764584758
  • 9780764584756
  • 757,568

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"...discusses famous and infamous females found in the Old and New Testaments." (Publishers Weekly, February 14, 2005)
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Covers their place in the Jewish and Christian faiths Get to know the influential women of faith Wondering about the women in the Bible? This friendly guide introduces you to the famous and lesser-known women of Scripture, describing in everyday language the contributions they made. From Eve, Sarah, and Esther to Mary and Mary Magdalene, this book shows you the vital religious, social, and cultural roles of women throughout history. Discover: The Bible's views on women Powerful, feared, and misunderstood women of the Bible Women who helped shape religion and history Important yet overlooked women Mothers, daughters, wives, and widows of the Bible The DUMMIES WAY(R) Explanations in plain English "Get in, get out" information Icons and other navigational aids Online cheat sheet Top ten lists A dash of humor and fun Get smart! @www.dummies.com Find listings of all our books Choose from many different subject categories Sign up for eTips at etips.dummies.com
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About Rev. John Trigilio

Rev. John Trigilio, Jr., PhD, ThD, a native of Erie, Pennsylvania, serves as the pastor of Our Lady of Good Counsel (Marysville, Pennsylvania) and St. Bernadette Catholic Churches (Duncannon, Pennsylvania). He is the president of the Confraternity of Catholic Clergy and executive editor of its quarterly journal, Sapientia magazine. Father Trigilio is a co-host of two weekly TV series on the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN): Web of Faith and Council of Faith. He also serves as a theological consultant and online spiritual advisor for EWTN. He's been listed in Who's Who in America in 1993 and Who's Who in Religion in 1999 and is a member of the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars. He was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Harrisburg (Pennsylvania) in 1988. Rev. Kenneth Brighenti, PhD, a native of New Britain, Connecticut, serves as pastor of St. Ann Catholic Church (Raritan, New Jersey). He is the managing editor of Sapientia magazine, a member of the board of directors for the Confraternity of Catholic Clergy, and co-host of Council of Faith, a weekly TV series on EWTN. Father Brighenti also served as a U.S. Naval Reserve Chaplain for ten years and was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Metuchen (New Jersey) in 1988. He and Father Trigilio co-authored Catholicism For Dummies (2003) and The Everything Bible Book (2004).
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Table of contents

Introduction. Part I: Connecting with the Women of Ancient History. Chapter 1: Women of the Bible at a Glance. Chapter 2: Bible Basics: Delving into History, Context, and Translation. Chapter 3: Discerning the Roles of Women. Chapter 4: Judges, Prophetesses, and One Smart Lady. Part II: The Big Six: The Most Famous Women of the Bible. Chapter 5: And Then There Was Woman: Eve. Chapter 6: A Famous Mom: Mary, the Mother of Jesus. Chapter 7: Befriending Jesus: Mary Magdalene. Chapter 8: Three Women, Three Books: Ruth, Judith, and Esther. Part III: Influencing Lives, Shaping History: Women of Faith and Power. Chapter 9: Generating a Dynasty: The Matriarchs. Chapter 10: Spawning a Kingdom: Women of the Hebrew Nation. Chapter 11: Staying Faithful through Adversity. Chapter 12: Ruling (and Royal) Women of the Bible. Chapter 13: Getting to Know the Gals of the Gospel. Chapter 14: Church Ladies: Women of the New Testament. Part IV: Women of Public Debate ... or Disdain. Chapter 15: Hiding in Obscurity: Important Yet Overlooked Women. Chapter 16: Getting Wise to the Connivers: Biblical Femme Fatales. Chapter 17: Causing Controversy: Intriguing Biblical Women. Part V: The Nameless: Wives, Mothers, Daughters, and Widows. Chapter 18: Walking the Walk: The Wives. Chapter 19: Mothering Worth Mentioning. Chapter 20: Darling Daughters of the Bible. Chapter 21:Widows and Other Women without Names. Part VI: The Part of Tens. Chapter 22: Ten Most Misunderstood Women of the Bible. Chapter 23: Ten Most Famous Women of the Bible in Art. Chapter 24: Ten Most Influential Women of the Bible.5 Appendix: Alphabetical List of Women in the Bible. Index.
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"...discusses famous and infamous females found in the Old and New Testaments." ( Publishers Weekly , February 14, 2005)
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