Richard Bauckham is Professor of New Testament Studies, St Mary's College, University of St Andrews, UK.
Bauckham (New Testament, Univ. of St. Andrews, Scotland) has written an outstanding and scholarly study of the women of the Christian Scriptures, beginning with Ruth as "foremother of the Messiah" via David. With remarkable judiciousness, he attempts to balance the androcentric traditions with more open and even gynocentric readings of the texts. At times, his speculations and findings, as in the substantial middle section on the Apostle Joanna, are nothing less than astonishing. A fine and perceptive book for scholars and lay readers alike; highly recommended. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.