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Overview Achtemeier says that God's hand and influence have always been present in her life and decisions. This memoir traces that influence in her life, from her Texas childhood in a family filled with its own personal and faith tensions to seminary training, family and professional life, and church activism. She speaks out on many social and personal issues and does not shy away from controversy. In this memoir, Elizabeth Achtemeier writes an account of her faith and the guiding of God in her life as a teacher, preacher, and writer. She believes that God has played and continues to play a guiding role in everything she does. Achtemeier speaks out on such topics as marriage and children; seminary teaching and Christian education; feminism, sex, and the church; and Christian discipline and the Word of God. Throughout, she acknowledges God's presence and working in her life.
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Studio: Westminster John Knox Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.33" Width: 5.28" Height: 0.73" Weight: 0.62 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 1999
Publisher Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN 066422136X ISBN13 9780664221362
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More About Elizabeth Rice Achtemeier
Achtemeier is a renowned Old Testament scholar who is familiar throughout the U.S. and Canada as a preacher, teacher, and writer. She is an ordained Presbyterian minister and is retired after 40 years of teaching.
Elizabeth Rice Achtemeier lived in the state of Virginia. Elizabeth Rice Achtemeier was born in 1926 and died in 2003.
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the heart of a scholar ... Aug 5, 2001
In this brief but full autobiography, Elizabeth Achtemeier brings us full circle from her Oklahoma childhood, her theological education in New York and Germany, her years as wife and mother, and her unplanned vocation in teaching homiletics at a time when women were just beginning to enter the pulpit. Her prose is sharp, witty, but gentle too. Throughout this book, her theme is God's hand on her life, in joys and frustrations.
I especially enjoyed reading how she and her husband met and how their scholarship has complimented, rather than competed against, one another. I also think it is so important for retiring scholars to write such personal accounts, sharing with those who have admired their intellectual prose the humanity from which it stems. It is clear God is "not done" with her yet, noe with any who seek His voice.