Helpmates, harlots, and heroes: women’s stories in the Hebrew Bible. User Review – Not Available – Book Verdict. Bellis (divinity, Howard Univ.) massages every. This best-selling book, now revised and updated, shares the work of many feminist biblical scholars who have examined women’s stories for several years. “Helpmates, Harlots, Heroes: Women’s Stories in the Hebrew Bible” by Alice Ogden Bellis introduces readers to every woman in the Hebrew Scriptures.

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Rachel rated it it was amazing Apr 03, By the end of her book, you may find yourself agreeing more with one method than with the others. Nevertheless it’s enlightening and sometimes hopeful to see how various feminist and womanist scholars derive new meanings from these texts.

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Bellis gives us the factual story. No mention is made of a husband or partner. Each section is followed by a series of questions suitable for group discussion, and by an excellent bibliography. Making Peace with an Evolving Faith.

Lending restrictions apply Book English Show 0 more libraries In order to set up a list of libraries that you have access harllts, you must first login or sign up. Bellis writes in her introduction that, inwhen Helpmates was first published, the field of feminist theology was a little thinner, and Bellis herself spoke a little more softly.

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These 3 locations in Harolts Australia: Perhaps it is only the male commentators who, down through the ages, have bred into our bones interpretations that show women in the Bible chiefly as helpmates very much the second sex Is the Hebrew Bible sexist? Women’s Stories in the Hebrew Bible.

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Notes Includes bibliographical references and index. She doesn’t claim that all the stories can be “redeemed,” i. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

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My library Help Advanced Book Search. Physical Description xiv, p. Lists with This Book. Please enter hellmates name here. Bellis examines each woman mentioned in the Hebrew scriptures, and is careful to stick to the facts as we know them.

Megan rated it liked it Dec 12, That is heeroes story you might have missed, and the exploration of it is fascinating. Bellis defines for us in her introductory chapter the modern methods of interpretation Biblical scholars use in looking at the stories: You also may like to try some of these bookshopswhich may or may not sell this item.

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