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Outrageous Women Outrageous God: Women in the First Two Generation of Christianity

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Revised 2010. "I want to know the Christ who is presented by Ross Saunders in this book. One who will accept me where I am and for what I am, with non-judgmental love, forgiving me, and encouraging me to...


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Revised 2010.

"I want to know the Christ who is presented by Ross Saunders in this book. One who will accept me where I am and for what I am, with non-judgmental love, forgiving me, and encouraging me to go out into the world and take risks in His name, to push the boundaries, think beyond the square, be outrageous if necessary, to live life to the full - abundant life. And I want that Christ to walk with me on my path of life, especially when times are challenging and difficult." - Dr Betsy Wearing, Honorary Visiting Professor in the School of Social Work, University of NSW.

When you stop to consider that all the authors of the New Testament books were men who were part of the constraints which society and religion placed on women, you can't help being amazed at the extent to which women gained prominence in early Christianity. In describing these women and their actions, Ross Saunders has used the word, 'outrageous' to emphasize just how far some of them stepped outside what was traditionally allowed them: 'That God would at times encourage such behaviour means that to some extent, God is the origin of this outrageousness. 'I want to know the Christ who is presented by Ross Saunders in this book. One who will accept me where I am and for what I am, with non-judgmental love, forgiving me, and encouraging me to go out into the world and take risks in His name, to push the boundaries, think beyond the square, be outrageous if necessary, to live life to the full abundant life. And I want that Christ to walk with me on my path of life, especially when times are challenging and difficult'. Dr Betsy Wearing, Honorary Visiting Professor in the School of Social Work, University of NSW.
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PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 307100
  • Product Code 9780908284832
  • ISBN 0908284837
  • EAN 9780908284832
  • Pages 189
  • Department Academic
  • Category Biblical Studies
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Koorong Books
  • Publication Date Apr 2010
  • Sales Rank 64920
  • Dimensions 210 x 145 x 12mm
  • Weight 0.244kg

Ross Saunders

Ross Saunders (1926 - 2005) served as an Anglican minister, and also spent many years in religious broadcasting. His academic qualifications were in Theology, Ancient History, and Communications. His published works include Were You There: People of Christ's Passion (Morehouse Publishing), and Outrageous Women Outrageous God: Women in the First Two Generations of Christianity (Acorn Press), as well as various scholarly articles.

  • Preface To The Revised Edition; Introduction; Part 1: Mediterranean Societies; 1. The Mediterranean Model; 2. Woman In Her Place; Part 2: Women In The Gospels; 1. Demanding To Be Heard; 2. Demanding The Right To Be Ministered To; 3. Demanding The Right To Serve; 4. Called To Serve; 5. Specially Chosen; 6. Self-servers; 7. Women In Jesus' Parables; Part 3: Women In The Acts Of The Apostles; Part 4: Women In Paul's Epistles; Part 5: Paul's Comments On Women; Part 6: Others' Comments On Women; Part 7: Women In The Post-apostolic Era; Conclusion; Appendix; Further Reading; Index.

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