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Lost Coin: Parables of Women, Work and Wisdom (Mary Ann Beavis) Paperback Book, (Bloomsbury T & T Clark, 2002) 9781841273136
Lost Coin: Parables of Women, Work and Wisdom (Mary Ann Beavis) Paperback Book, (Bloomsbury T & T Clark, 2002) 9781841273136
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Title: Lost Coin: Parables of Women, Work and Wisdom

Author: Beavis, Mary Ann

Publisher: Bloomsbury T & T Clark; Publication Date: 2002

Paperback; ISBN: 9781841273136

Volumes: 1; Pages: 344

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A collection of feminist interpretations of parables about women and women's work. The authors, who include Pheme Perkins, Barbara Reid and Adele Reinhartz, not only fill a gap in the scholarly literature on parables, but bring to life vignettes from ancient Mediterranean women's lives and offer insights into the place of women in the ministry of Jesus, the early church, and Christian theology. This volume is a rich resource for scholarship, teaching and preaching.

Contents

Abbreviations

List of Contributors

Foreword

Introduction: Seeking the 'Lost Coin' of Parables about Women

'Swept Under the Rug': Feminist Homiletical Reflections on the Parable of the Lost Coin (Lk. 15.8-9)

Joy in Heaven, Sorrow on Earth: Luke 15.10

Proclaiming the Parable of the Persistent Widow (Lk. 18.2-5)

Opening the Closed Door: A Feminist Rereading of the 'Wise and Foolish Virgins' (Mt. 25.1-13)

'Making Up Stories': A Feminist Reading of the Parable of the Prodigal Son (Lk. 15.11b-32)

Patched Garments and Ruined Wine: Whose Folly? (Mk 2.21-22; Mt. 9.16-17; Lk. 5.36-37)

'Women's Work in the Realm of God' (Mt. 13.33; Lk. 13.20,21; Gos. Thom. 96; Mt. 6.28-30; Lk. 12.27-28; Gos. Thom. 36)

The Woman Carrying a Jar of Meal (Gos. Thom. 97)

The Language of Mother Work in the Gospel of Thomas: Keeping Momma out of the Kingdom (Gos. Thom. 22)

Who Is the Faithful Steward? Luke 12.41-45

The (Pro)creative Parables of Labour and Childbirth (Jn 3.1-10 and 16.21-22)

The 'Bride' in John 3.29: A Feminist Rereading

Jesus/Holy Mother Wisdom (Mt. 23.37-39)

The Enigma of the Yoke: Declining in Parables (Mt. 11.28-30)

Wisdom's Children Justified (Mt. 11.16-19; Lk. 7.31-35)

Gathering: A Mythic Parable

Bibliography

Index of References

Index of Authors

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