Till the Heart Sings: A Biblical Theology of Manhood and Womanhood

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Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 2004 - 260 páginas
This new edition of Till the Heart Sings, including a substantial foreword by Phyllis Trible, makes available again Samuel Terrien's rich, acclaimed study of the biblical witness to personhood. Sweeping yet selective in scope, the book argues that the Bible as a whole advances a theology of manhood and womanhood unique in the ancient world. This theology, which resides in the main thrust of Scripture, turns away from sexism and misogyny to confer upon woman as well as man the full stature of humanity. Terrien begins his argument where the Bible itself begins, with creation. He describes the first woman as "the crown of creation," in a mutual relationship with the first man. He then proceeds through Scripture -- including the prophets, the Wisdom literature, the Gospels, and the Pauline letters -- systematically showing that when the books of the Old and New Testaments are viewed in their historical growth, they reveal a theology of manhood and womanhood that runs counter to both traditional Judaism and Christianity and to modern religious attitudes and practices. In the course of his thorough analysis of Scripture, Terrien eloquently examines a host of themes bearing on the issues of gender and personhood, from the myth of the Garden and the eros-agape continuum in the Song of Songs to male overreaction to sexual mysticism and the Gnostic personification of wisdom. Terrien also explores matters related to marriage, homosexuality, and male and female priesthood, all with the aim of uncovering a truly biblical understanding of the relationship between the genders and between all people and God. "This is one of those rare books that ought to be read by anyone who deals with Scripture or sexuality. Seldom has this reader had the pleasure of reviewing a book that maintained such a high level of interest, insight, and scholarship from start to finish, or challenged in such a positive way so many accepted conclusions of both more traditional as well as feminist interpretations of biblical texts." Book jacket.
 

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Woman Crown of Creation
7
The Lure of Infinity
19
The ErosAgape Continuum
29
The Gender of God
51
Circumcised Male and Pollutant Female
71
The Play of Wisdom
87
From Sophia to Logos
103
Jesus Woman and the Fatherhood of God
121
The Ambiguities of the Second Generation
175
Man and Woman in Christianity
199
Principal Abbreviations
225
Notes
227
Selected Bibliography
233
Indexes
251
Subjects
257
Authors
259

Men and Women in the Infant Church
143
Paul on Human Liberation
159

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Samuel Terrien (1911-2002) was Davenport Professor Emeritus of Hebrew and Cognate Languages at Union Theological Seminary in New York. His many other books include Till the Heart Sings: A Biblical Theology of Manhood and Womanhood and The Elusive Presence: Toward a New Biblical Theology.

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