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A Feminist Companion to Luke


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Preface; Introduction; Women and Discipleship in Luke; The ANHR Question in Luke-Acts: Imperial Masculinity and the Deployment of Women in the Early Second Century; Reading Luke Against Luke: Non-Uniformity of Text, Hermeutics of Conspiracy and the 'Scriptural Principle' in Luke 1; The Virgin Mother: Mary and Asceticism in Luke; 'Do You See This Woman?' A Liberative Look at Luke 7.36-50 and Strategies for Reading Other Lukan Stories Against the Grain; The Woman is a Sinner/the Sinner is a Woman; On the Road with Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Susanna, and Other Disciples - Luke 8.1-3; The Lukan Mary Magdalene and the Other Women Following Jesus; Women and Discipleship in Literary Context of Luke-Acts; Sisters in Adversity: Retelling Martha's Story; Getting Martha Out of the Kitchen; The Language of Community: A Cautionary Tale (Luke 10.38-42); Re-viewing Luke 15 with Arab-Christian Women; 'Remember... Then They Remembered': Luke 24.6-8; Bibliography; Index of References; Index of Authors

About the Author

Amy-Jill Levine is the Professor of New Testament Studies, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee.


"As is to be expected with a volume that promises to remember women's absences in the field of biblical studies as either participants of subjects for analysis, the diverse methods used from those within biblical studies as well as those who offer contributions from other disciplines attests to the healthy state of feminist studies in a new millennia. Amy- Jill Levine's timely caution that without transparency in the sharing of diverse perspectives our 'studies risk ossification, the silence of certain voices, co-optation by those who insist they speak for everyone', steers the reader through the ensuing 'storm-centre'."- Deborah Bower, "The Biblical and Critical Theory, "Vol. 2, Number 1, 2006

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