The Concept of Woman: A Synthesis in One Volume
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The Concept of Woman: A Synthesis in One Volume   -     By: Prudence Allen

The Concept of Woman: A Synthesis in One Volume

Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. / 2024 / Paperback

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In her sweeping, three-volume study, Sister Prudence Allen examined how women and men have been defined in relation to one another scientifically, philosophically, and theologically. Now synthesized for students, The Concept of Woman is the ideal textbook for classes on gender in Catholic thought. Allen surveys Greek philosophers, medieval saints, and modern thinkers to trace the development of integral gender complementarity. This doctrine a living idea according to the criteria of John Henry Newman affirms the equal dignity of men and women and the synergetic relationship between them. Allen pays special attention to John Paul IIs contributions to this holistic idea of gender. Readers will gain valuable context for current debates over womanhood and come to a greater appreciation of human personhood.

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Title: The Concept of Woman: A Synthesis in One Volume
By: Prudence Allen
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 496
Vendor: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.
Publication Date: 2024
Weight: 2 pounds
ISBN: 0802883885
ISBN-13: 9780802883889
Stock No: WW883889

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A comprehensive account of the concept of woman in Western thought, from ancient Greece, through the Middle Ages, to today 

 
In her sweeping, three-volume study, Sister Prudence Allen examined how women and men have been defined in relation to one another scientifically, philosophically, and theologically. Now synthesized for students, The Concept of Woman is the ideal textbook for classes on gender in Catholic thought. 
 
Allen surveys Greek philosophers, medieval saints, and modern thinkers to trace the development of integral gender complementarity. This doctrine—a living idea according to the criteria of John Henry Newman—affirms the equal dignity of men and women and the synergetic relationship between them. Allen pays special attention to John Paul II’s contributions to this holistic idea of gender. Readers will gain valuable context for current debates over womanhood and come to a greater appreciation of human personhood.

Author Bio

Sister Prudence Allen, RSM, is a retired professor of philosophy at St. John Vianney Theological Seminary, Denver, Colorado, and professor emerita at Concordia University, Montreal. She is the author of The Concept of Woman, published in three volumes: The Aristotelian Revolution, 750 B.C.–A.D. 1250; The Early Humanist Reformation, 1250–1500; The Search for Communion of Persons, 1500–2015

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"Sister Prudence Allen has done it! She sets before us a sweeping, philosophical analysis of woman’s identity, value, and purpose as it developed across history and disciplines. Readers will delight in her finale: God’s great gift of male-female partnerships established not through fractured identities, or through gender superiority, but by an integral gender complementarity of body, spirit, and will—the basis of flourishing human communities. A magisterial achievement, pulsating with wisdom and humility, The Concept of Woman is needed now more than ever."
—Mimi Haddad, president, CBEInternational.org

"Demonstrating her encyclopedic knowledge and capacious mind, Allen delivers an engaging tour of ideas and great figures across millennia concerning the perception of woman and man. Written with precision, depth, and not a little wit, this synthesis of her three-volume work provides an invaluable resource for all students of history, philosophy, and theology."
—Lynn Cohick, Houston Christian University

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