Holy Misogyny: Why the Sex and Gender Conflicts in the Early Church Still Matter

By: April D.DeConick

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CC5 - A hardcover book SIGNED and inscribed by author to previous owner on the title page in good condition in very good dust jacket that is mylar protected. Dust jacket has some wrinkling and chipping on the edges and corenrs, scattered scratches, rubbing, and some light stains, light tanning and shelf wear. Book has some bumped corners, previous owner's name written on the front free endpaper, scattered pencil writing and underlining on some inside pages, light discoloration and shelf wear. 8.75"x5.75", 182 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed. In Holy Misogyny, bible scholar April DeConick wants real answers to the questions that are rarely whispered from the pulpits of the contemporary Christian churches. Why is God male? Why are women associated with sin? Why can't women be priests? Drawing on her extensive knowledge of the early Christian literature, she seeks to understand the conflicts over sex and gender in the early church-what they were and what was at stake. She explains how these ancient conflicts have shaped contemporary Christianity and its promotion of male exclusivity and superiority in terms of God, church leadership, and the bed. DeConick's detective work uncovers old aspects of Christianity before later doctrines and dogmas were imposed upon the churches, and the earlier teachings about the female were distorted. Holy Misogyny shows how the female was systematically erased from the Christian tradition, and why. She concludes that the distortion and erasure of the female is the result of ancient misogyny made divine writ, a holy misogyny that remains with us today.

Title: Holy Misogyny: Why the Sex and Gender Conflicts in the Early Church Still Matter

Author: April D.DeConick

Categories: Religions: Christianity,

Publisher: New York, The Continuum International Publishing Group: 2011

ISBN: 0826405614

ISBN 13: 9780826405616

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Inscription: Signed by Author

Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

Book ID: ec53308