The most up-to-date and comprehensive case for the feminist interpretation of Jesus and Christianity ever published. The fruit of decades of research and commitment, Swidler analyzes the role of women in each of the Gospels, asserts that women were involved in the writing of 2 of the gospels, and outlines the ways in which modern Christianity would not exist without strong women in the church.
Leonard Swidler is professor of Catholic Thought and Interreligious Dialogue at Temple University in Philadelphia, where he is the Founder/Director of the Institute for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue. He is the author of numerous books, including Making the Church Our Own.
Chapter 1 The Plan Chapter 2 Prologue: Women in the Ancient World Chapter 3 Yeshua, Feminist and Androgynous an Integrated Human Chapter 4 Women in Yeshua's Language Chapter 5 Women in Yeshua's Teaching Chapter 6 Women in the Life of Yeshua Chapter 7 The Attitude toward Women Reflected by the Gospel Writers and Their Sources Chapter 8 Conclusions