Back to the Well: Women's Encounters With Jesus in the Gospels
Back to the Well: Women's Encounters With Jesus in the Gospels  -     By: Frances Taylor Gench
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Exploring six Gospel texts in which women encounter Jesus, Frances Taylor Gench encourages us to view these stories anew through the eyes of contemporary biblical scholarship. Summarizing and making accessible the work of a diversity of feminist scholars while also engaging many of the more traditional voices of the past, she examines each story's language, structure, and literary and sociocultural context, and recounts many Traditional and contemporary interpretations. In the process, she raises a number of questions about past interpretations and opens up new possibilities for reading them in the future. Includes helpful questions for discussion.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 184
Vendor: Westminster John Knox Press
Dimensions: 9 X 6 (inches)
ISBN: 0664227155
ISBN-13: 9780664227159

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Exploring six Gospel texts in which women encounter Jesus, Frances Taylor Gench encourages us to view these stories anew through the eyes of contemporary biblical scholarship. Summarizing and making accessible the work of a diversity of feminist scholars while also engaging many of the more traditional voices of the past, she examines each story's language, structure, and literary and socio-cultural context, and recounts many traditional and contemporary interpretations. In the process, she opens up new possibilities for reading these texts. Includes helpful questions for discussion.

Author Bio

Frances Taylor Gench is Herbert Worth and Annie H. Jackson Professor of Biblical Interpretation at Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, Virginia. She is the author of Back to the Well: Women's Encounters with Jesus in the Gospels as well as Hebrews and James in the Westminster Bible Companion series, all published by WJK.

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