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The Strange Woman: Power and Sex in the Bible [Paperback]

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Item description for The Strange Woman: Power and Sex in the Bible by Gail Corrington Streete...

In the worlds of ancient Israel and early Christianity, political and religious laws limited women's options. But some women created options by participating in adultery, prostitution, and other sexual variances, thus resulting in a kind of independence not available to other women. These actions subverted the social system, leading to punishment for some women and power for others.

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Adultery. Harlotry. Indepedence. Power. Few today would say that all these are equal. But to the male-dominated, male-documented world of ancient Israel and early Christianity, a woman who asserted herself was the equivalent of a prostitute. In a world where religious law severely limited women's opportunities, those who did use prostitution and adultery to find a form of freedom not readily available to women where castigated for their actions. In this book, Gail Streete examines the treatment these women received and illustrates how biblical texts often apply the term "adultery" to any independent female behavior--sexual or not.

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Westminster John Knox Press
Pages   217
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.02" Width: 6.03" Height: 0.69"
Weight:   0.65 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Feb 1, 1998
Publisher   Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN  0664256228  
ISBN13  9780664256227  

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A Must Read  Mar 1, 2002
Corrington displays her talent in combining today's reality and the reality of yesteryear.

Its quite eye opening to reconsider the role of women as portrayed in the Bible.

I am surprised that this book has not achieved more prominence amoung todats woman or dare I say Feminists (In the true sense of the word).


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