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The Resource Her share of the blessings : women's religions among pagans, Jews, and Christians in the Greco-Roman world, Ross Shepard Kraemer

Her share of the blessings : women's religions among pagans, Jews, and Christians in the Greco-Roman world, Ross Shepard Kraemer

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Her share of the blessings : women's religions among pagans, Jews, and Christians in the Greco-Roman world
Title
Her share of the blessings
Title remainder
women's religions among pagans, Jews, and Christians in the Greco-Roman world
Statement of responsibility
Ross Shepard Kraemer
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Whether pagan, Jewish, or Christian, religion was an integral part of the lives of women in the Greco-Roman world. Yet studies of the ancient Mediterranean world have focused almost exclusively on the religious beliefs and practices of men. In Her Share the Blessings, Ross Shepard Kraemer provides the first comprehensive look at women's religions in Greco-Roman antiquity. She vividly recreates the religious lives of early Christian, Jewish, and pagan women, with many fascinating examples: Greek women's devotion to goddesses, rites of Roman matrons, Jewish women in rabbinic and diaspora communities, Christian women's struggles to exercise authority and autonomy, and women's roles as leaders in the full spectrum of Greco-Roman religions. In every case, Kraemer reveals the connections between the social constraints under which women lived, and their religious beliefs and practices. Women's religious devotion often reflected and reinforced social definitions of women in terms of their relationships to men, as daughters, wives, sisters, and mothers. Yet religions such as the ecstatic worship of Dionysos (where women periodically abandoned husbands, children, and social responsibilities for nocturnal mountain rites), enabled women to find increased autonomy and female community, at least temporarily. The relationship between female autonomy, sexuality, and religion emerges as a persistent theme. In antiquity, the body was associated with the female; soul and spirit with the male. Analyzing the monastic Jewish Therapeutae and various Christian communities, Kraemer demonstrates the paradoxical liberation which women achieved by rejection of sexuality, the body, and the female. In the epilogue, Kraemer pursues the disturbing implications such findings have for contemporary women. Based on epitaphs and public inscriptions, letters and personal documents, references in literary works, and feminist and anthropological studies, Her Share of the Blessings is an insightful work that goes beyond the limitations of previous scholarship to provide a more accurate portrait of Jewish, Christian, and pagan women in the Greco-Roman world
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digitized
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N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
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Kraemer, Ross Shepard
Dewey number
291/.082
Index
index present
LC call number
BL625.7
LC item number
.K73 1992eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Oxford paperbacks
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  • Women
  • Women and religion
  • Women in Judaism
  • Women in Christianity
  • Paganism
  • RELIGION
  • Paganism
  • Women and religion
  • Women in Christianity
  • Women in Judaism
  • Women
  • Mediterranean Region
  • Godsdienst
  • Vrouwen
  • Oudheid
  • Religion
  • Frau
  • Geschichte (30-500)
  • Mittelmeerraum
Label
Her share of the blessings : women's religions among pagans, Jews, and Christians in the Greco-Roman world, Ross Shepard Kraemer
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-267) and index
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. Women's Devotion to Ancient Greek Goddesses -- 3. Women's Devotion to Adonis -- 4. Women's Devotion to Dionysos -- 5. Rites of Roman Matrons -- 6. Women's Devotion to the Egyptian Goddess Isis in the Greco-Roman World -- 7. Women's Religious Offices in Greco-Roman Paganism -- 8. Jewish Women's Religious Lives in Rabbinic Sources -- 9. Jewish Women's Religious Lives and Offices in the Greco-Roman Diaspora -- 10. Autonomy, Prophecy, and Gender in Early Christianity -- 11. Heresy as Women's Religion: Women's Religion as Heresy -- 12. Women's Leadership and Offices in Christian Communities -- 13. Women's Religious Leadership and Offices in Retrospect -- Epilogue: Toward a Theory of Women's Religions
Control code
47009650
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 275 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781280442254
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
44225
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)47009650
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Her share of the blessings : women's religions among pagans, Jews, and Christians in the Greco-Roman world, Ross Shepard Kraemer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-267) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. Women's Devotion to Ancient Greek Goddesses -- 3. Women's Devotion to Adonis -- 4. Women's Devotion to Dionysos -- 5. Rites of Roman Matrons -- 6. Women's Devotion to the Egyptian Goddess Isis in the Greco-Roman World -- 7. Women's Religious Offices in Greco-Roman Paganism -- 8. Jewish Women's Religious Lives in Rabbinic Sources -- 9. Jewish Women's Religious Lives and Offices in the Greco-Roman Diaspora -- 10. Autonomy, Prophecy, and Gender in Early Christianity -- 11. Heresy as Women's Religion: Women's Religion as Heresy -- 12. Women's Leadership and Offices in Christian Communities -- 13. Women's Religious Leadership and Offices in Retrospect -- Epilogue: Toward a Theory of Women's Religions
Control code
47009650
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 275 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781280442254
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
44225
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)47009650
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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