The Feminine Face of Christianity

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Quest Books, 2003 - 128 páginas
Even though feminine values have always been at the core of Christianity, its long history has often ignored or marginalized women’s key role in it. Margaret Starbird’s unique view from the feminine perspective serves the need many are feeling to search their traditional faith for fresh meaning and inspiration in these difficult times. Could Mary Magdalene have been Jesus’ wife? Starbird explores this possibility and the “sister-brides” who accompanied male disciples to forge a new understanding of gender-based faith and of sacred marriage with the Divine. She also gives us the rich heritage of stories about women’s generous service and encouragement for the inner journey, ranging all the way from little-known early saints to Mother Theresa. She points out that fundamental Christian values such as compassion, reconciliation, and the healing of crippled bodies and broken hearts are all strongly feminine in nature. Her view, though, is cooperative rather than contentious: She aims, not to discredit the masculine, but to right the missing gender balance she finds inherent in the faith. Distribution is limited to North America.

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These two books have the same purpose: "to recover the experience of women throughout the centuries who have been among the most ardent and devoted disciples of Jesus." But Starbird (The Goddess in ... Leer comentario completo

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CONTENTS
6
CHAPTER TWO
26
CHAPTER THREE
42
CHAPTER FOUR
62
CHAPTER FIVE
76
CHAPTER SIX
88
Notes
120
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