The Story of Ruth

Twelve Moments in Every Woman's Life


Author: Joan Chittister,John August Swanson

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802847423

Category: Religion

Page: 92

View: 4218

"In concert with Swanson's art, Chittister's prose explores, through the biblical story of Ruth, a series of twelve life-defining moments in every woman's life"--Publisher description.

Scrolls of Love

Ruth and the Song of Songs


Author: Peter S. Hawkins,Lesleigh Cushing Stahlberg

Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

ISBN: 9780823225729

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 382

View: 5079

Scrolls of Love is a book of unions. Edited by a Christian and a Jew who are united by a shared passion for the Bible and a common literary hermeneutic, this volume joins two biblical scrolls and gathers around them a diverse community of interpreters. Respectful of traditional biblical scholarship, the collection of essays moves beyond it; alert to contemporary trends, the volume returns venerable interpretive tradition to center stage. Most significantly, it is interfaith, bringing together two communities that have read their Bibles in isolation from one another, in ignorance of the richness of the others traditions.

From Heaven to My Heart

God’S Journey with Me


Author: Beverly Jane Phillips

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1450259944

Category: Religion

Page: 396

View: 7973

Beverly Jane Phillips grew up in a Christian family, married a minister, and served with him in four separate parishes. She was one of the first women in the Presbyterian Church to earn a master of divinity degree. But even during this amazing life, Beverly had trials and days when she did not feel her Lord by her side. She had days when she felt doubtsometimes even despair. To combat these days of darkness and bring her closer to God, Beverly began a daily prayer journal. For over thirty years, she wrote her morning prayers in spiral notebooks; these became the basis for From Heaven to My Heart, a collection of prayers from an ordinary Christian woman who lived an extraordinary life. Beverlys transparency about her own spiritual journey not only enlightens but also encourages, sharing the message that even the devout encounter moments of difficulty in their faith. Through those difficulties difficulty arise inspiration, insight, wisdomand faith in an everlasting, benevolent creator. Whether you are interested in beginning a journey with God, or seeking encouragement to continue, From Heaven to My Heart will become a valued companion.

Encyclopedia of Women and Religion in North America


Author: Rosemary Skinner Keller,Rosemary Radford Ruether,Marie Cantlon

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253346851

Category: Reference

Page: 1394

View: 5837

A fundamental and well-illustrated reference collection for anyone interested in the role of women in North American religious life.

Contemporary Authors

A Bio-Bibliographical Guide to Curent Writers in Fiction, General Nonfiction, Poetry, Journalism, Drama, Motion Pictures, Television, and Other Fields


Author: Thomson Gale

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: 9780787678654

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 449

View: 5009

A biographical and bibliographical guide to current writers in all fields including poetry, fiction and nonfiction, journalism, drama, television and movies. Information is provided by the authors themselves or drawn from published interviews, feature stories, book reviews and other materials provided by the authors/publishers.

The Five Exotic Scrolls of the Hebrew Bible (the Scroll of the Song of Songs, the Scroll of Ruth, the Scroll of Lamentations, the Scroll of Ecclesiastes, the Scroll of Esther)

The Prominence, Literary Structure, and Liturgical Significance of the Megilloth


Author: Jerry A. Gladson

Publisher: Robert M. W. Kempner Collegium


Category: Religion

Page: 486

View: 6877

This work is a comprehensive, advanced introduction to the five books or scrolls in the Hebrew Bible that constitute the Megilloth, a distinctive minor collection within the canon of the Hebrew Bible.

Flame of Yahweh

Sexuality in the Old Testament


Author: Richard M. Davidson

Publisher: Hendrickson Pub

ISBN: 9781565638471

Category: Religion

Page: 844

View: 6483

The Flame of Yahweh offers a thorough exploration of gender relationships and sexual activity in the Old Testament. Topics include sexuality in Eden, the elevation vs. the denigration of women, exclusivity vs. adultery and pre-marital sex, permanence vs. divorce and remarriage, intimacy vs. incest, and sexuality in the Song of Songs.

Woman, why are You Weeping?

A Discussion on Women's Ordination in the Roman Catholic Church in the Context of WOW 2001, Dublin


Author: James Kottoor

Publisher: Anamika Pub & Distributors

ISBN: 9788174951113

Category: Ordination of women

Page: 223

View: 4730

Paper presented at the First International Conference on Women's Ordination Worldwide held in Dublin from June 28 to July 1, 2001.

Books in Print


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: American literature

Page: N.A

View: 4660

Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.

What's Missing?

Inspiration for Women Seeking Faith and Joy in Their Lives


Author: Rena Pederson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780786261994

Category: Religion

Page: 541

View: 3931

Inspiration for women seeking faith and joy in their lives.



Author: Joan Chittister

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 0802864813

Category: Religion

Page: 225

View: 7068

Explores the search for happiness, arguing that rather than resulting from worldly success or luck it is something to nourish, and examines what biology, psychology, sociology, and the world's major religions teach about the subject.



Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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Politics of the Womb

Women, Reproduction, and the State in Kenya


Author: Lynn Thomas

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520936647

Category: History

Page: 316

View: 6441

In more than a metaphorical sense, the womb has proven to be an important site of political struggle in and about Africa. By examining the political significance—and complex ramifications—of reproductive controversies in twentieth-century Kenya, this book explores why and how control of female initiation, abortion, childbirth, and premarital pregnancy have been crucial to the exercise of colonial and postcolonial power. This innovative book enriches the study of gender, reproduction, sexuality, and African history by revealing how reproductive controversies challenged long-standing social hierarchies and contributed to the construction of new ones that continue to influence the fraught politics of abortion, birth control, female genital cutting, and HIV/AIDS in Africa.


New Poems


Author: Alma Luz Villanueva

Publisher: Wings Press

ISBN: 1609403967

Category: Poetry

Page: 244

View: 3107

A journey into the heart of Mexico and a coming home to the spirit of the author's beloved grandmother, this poetry collection documents travels throughout Mexico as well as Costa Rica, France, and the poet's country of birth, the United States. The titular poem, "Gracias," describes the three-day drive from Santa Fe, New Mexico, to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, taken by 60-something Alma Luz Villanueva, leaving behind all of her material possessions. These poems travel from the center of el corazon to fellow humans experiencing war and danger, the planet, and places of joy and beauty. As a whole, they tell a spiritual trajectory.

Spirituality with Clothes On

Examining What Makes Us Who We Are


Author: Gareth Brandt

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1498200214

Category: Religion

Page: 168

View: 5518

There is no such thing as a naked spirituality. Our spirituality is always shaped by the clothes of our experience. The quest of Spirituality with Clothes On is to acknowledge that we do wear clothes; and, by examining them, we begin to understand ourselves and accept others who are wearing different outfits. We are what we wear: we cannot separate ourselves from our gender, personality, developmental stage, family, historical background, culture, or the difficult experiences of our lives. We need to acknowledge all these things, reflect on them--and sometimes even embrace them--in order to truly become ourselves.

Nelson's New Illustrated Bible Commentary

Spreading the Light of God's Word into Your Life


Author: Thomas Nelson

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1418587346

Category: Religion

Page: 1872

View: 1190

A comprehensive verse-by-verse commentary for lay Bible students, fully highlighted by articles, maps, charts, and illustrations-all in one volume. Clear and Comprehensive: Annotations by leading evangelical scholars don't dodge tough issues; alternative views are presented fairly, but commentators make their positions clear. Attractively Designed: Graphics appeal to the sound-bite generation and others who aren't traditional commentary readers. Interesting and Revealing: Hundreds of feature articles that provide additional information or new perspectives on a topic related to Bible background. Visually Appealing: Maps, drawings, and photos illuminate the commentary and visualize important information.