The Women in the Life of the Bridegroom: A Feminist Historical-Literary Analysis of the Female Characters in the Fourth Gospel by Adeline FehribachThe Women in the Life of the Bridegroom: A Feminist Historical-Literary Analysis of the Female Characters in the Fourth Gospel by Adeline Fehribach

The Women in the Life of the Bridegroom: A Feminist Historical-Literary Analysis of the Female…

byAdeline Fehribach

Hardcover | January 10, 1998

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This book sheds new light on the women in the Fourth Gospel. Unlike most works that approach the topic from a historical-critical perspective, this book approaches the topic from a historical-literary perspective and attempts to illustrate for the modern reader how a first-century reader would have understood the characterizations of the women, given first-century cultural and literary norms and the theology of the implied author. The thesis of this book is that the primary purpose of the women in the Fourth Gospel is to support the portrayal of Jesus as the Messianic Bridegroom and further the plot of Jesus' giving people the power to become children of God (John 1:12). This historical-literary analysis exposes a highly androcentric and patriarchal text, which leads the author in the end to question current assumptions that behind the text exists a community or school whose egalitarianism extended to women.
Title:The Women in the Life of the Bridegroom: A Feminist Historical-Literary Analysis of the Female…Format:HardcoverDimensions:232 pages, 8.92 × 5.96 × 0.56 inPublished:January 10, 1998Publisher:Liturgical Press

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ISBN - 10:0814658849

ISBN - 13:9780814658840

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