The Divine Feminine In Biblical Wisdom Literature

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The Divine Feminine In Biblical Wisdom Literature

Author : Rami M. Shapiro
ISBN : 9781594731099
Genre : Religion
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Contemporary translations and powerful commentaries clarify who Wisdom is, what she teaches, and how her words can help you live justly, wisely, and with compassion. Original. $25,000 ad/promo.
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The Divine Feminine In Biblical Wisdom

Author : Rabbi Rami Shapiro
ISBN : 0369317734
Genre : Religion
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The pure and penetrating message of the Divine Feminine - Wisdom - can become a companion for your own spiritual journey The first of God's creations and God's endless delight, Wisdom (also known as Chochma and Sophia) is the Mother of all life, the guide to right living - She is God manifest in the world you encounter moment to moment. Her teachings, embedded in the Holy Scriptures of Jews and Christians, are passionate, powerful calls to live in harmony, love with integrity and act joyously. Through the Hebrew books of Psalms, Proverbs, Song of Songs, Ecclesiastes and Job, and the Wisdom literature books of Sirach and the Wisdom of Solomon, the Divine Feminine speaks to you directly, and Her only desire is to teach you to become wise. Rami Shapiro's contemporary translations and powerful commentaries clarify who Wisdom is, what She teaches, and how Her words can help you live justly, wisely and with compassion. This is not a book about Wisdom but the voice of Wisdom Herself, liberating, uplifting and compelling. Now you can experience the Divine Feminine and understand Her teachings with no previous knowledge of Wisdom literature. This SkyLight Illuminations edition presents insightful commentary that explains Sophia's way of wisdom and illustrates the countless opportunities to experience Her creative energy through which God fashions all things.
Category: Religion

Embracing The Divine Feminine

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ISBN : 9781594735752
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More than ancient erotic love poetry, this celebration of the human relationship with Wisdom can be a companion for your own spiritual journey. The Song of Songs is the Hebrew Bible’s deeply erotic poem of love, sexual yearning and consummation. Holding it sacred yet troubled by its thinly veiled eroticism, Jews and Christians for millennia have read the Song of Songs as an allegory of God’s love for Israel—the classic Jewish understanding—or Jesus’s love for his Church—the classic Christian understanding. This fresh translation restores the Song’s eroticism and interprets it as a celebration of the love between the Divine Feminine and the contemporary spiritual seeker. Scholar and award-winning teacher Rami Shapiro renders this ancient love song as Lady Wisdom offering seekers physical and spiritual intimacy with her so that they might awaken to and participate wisely in the unity of God, woman, man and nature. His intriguing facing-page commentary provides historical, religious and spiritual insights from Christian and Jewish wisdom traditions as well as clear comparisons to other translations. Now you can understand the poetry, beauty, genius and mystery of the Song of Songs with no previous knowledge of the Hebrew Bible or wisdom literature. Compelling in its novelty and accessible in its presentation, this version of the Song of Songs will beckon you more deeply into Jewish-Christian sacred texts while offering you wisdom teachings and practices rooted in but not limited to religion.
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The Divine Feminine

Author : Virginia Ramey Mollenkott
ISBN : 9781625646057
Genre : Religion
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Endorsements: "A calm, well-balanced, carefully prepared book. . . . Excellent for adult Bible discussion groups, for occasional sermons, for suggesting ways of inclusive language. This book teaches and directs without antagonizing." --The Bible Today "A persuasive book, useful for personal reflection and group discussion, and ideal for gift-giving." --Daughters of Sarah "This is no dry erudite volume. It rubs salve in personal wounds inflicted by centuries of biblical misreading." --Sojourners "The book reflects careful research; it is written in a style that will appeal to those interested in the implications of biblical research but without the time or inclination to follow the involved discussions of biblical scholarship." --National Catholic Reporter
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The Oxford Handbook Of Wisdom And The Bible

Author : Will Kynes
ISBN : 9780190661267
Genre : Bibles
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This collection of leading scholars presents reflections on both wisdom as a general concept throughout history and cultures, as well as the contested nature of the category of Wisdom Literature. The first half of the collection explores wisdom more generally with essays on its relationship to skill, epistemology, virtue, theology, and order. Wisdom is examined in a number of different contexts, such as historically in the Hebrew Bible and its related cultures, in Egypt and Mesopotamia, as well as in Patristic and Rabbinic interpretation. Additionally, wisdom is examined in its continuing relevance in Islamic, Jewish, and Christian thought, as well as from feminist, environmental, and other contextual perspectives. The second half of the volume considers "Wisdom Literature" as a category. Scholars address its relation to the Solomonic Collection, its social setting, literary genres, chronological development, and theology. Wisdom Literature's relation to other biblical literature (law, history, prophecy, apocalyptic, and the broad question of "Wisdom influence") is then discussed before separate chapters on the texts commonly associated with the category. Contributors take a variety of approaches to the current debates surrounding the viability and value of Wisdom Literature as a category and its proper relationship to the concept of wisdom in the Hebrew Bible. Though the organization of the volume highlights the independence of wisdom as concept from "Wisdom Literature" as a category, seeking to counter the lack of attention given to this question in the traditional approach, the inclusion of both topics together in the same volume reflects their continued interconnection. As such, this handbook both represents the current state of Wisdom scholarship and sets the stage for future developments.
Category: Bibles

Goddesses And The Divine Feminine

Author : Rosemary Ruether
ISBN : 0520250052
Genre : Religion
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Presents a portrait of sacred female and goddess imagary in Western culture, from their creation to the present day.
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Author : Daniel Berrigan
ISBN : 1580511007
Genre : Religion
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Navigating through the Bible's complex style--which intermixes poetry characteristic of the Old Testament and elaborate sentences found in Greek oratory--the author reveals the philosophical, ethical, ethological, historical, psychological and scientific issues raised by the text and wrestles with their contemporary relevance.
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The Privileged Divine Feminine In Kabbalah

Author : Moshe Idel
ISBN : 9783110597608
Genre : Religion
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This volume addresses the complex topic of the preeminent status of the divine feminine power, to be referred also as Female, within the theosophical structures of many important Kabbalists, Sabbatean believers, and Hasidic masters. This privileged status is part of a much broader vision of the Female as stemming from a very high root within the divine world, then She was emanated and constitutes the tenth, lower divine power, and even in this lower state She is sometime conceived of governing this world and as equal to the divine Male. Finally, She is conceived of as returning to Her original place in special moments, the days of Sabbath, the Jewish Holidays or in the eschatological era. Her special dignity is sometime related to Her being the telos of creation, and as the first entity that emerged in the divine thought, which has been later on generated. In some cases, an uroboric theosophy links the Female Malkhut, directly to the first divine power, Keter. The author points to the possible impact of some of the Kabbalistic discussions on conceptualizations of the feminine in the Renaissance period.
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Biblical Affirmations Of Woman

Author : Leonard J. Swidler
ISBN : 0664242855
Genre : Religion
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Explores more than three hundred topics and presents biblical passages to examine the Bible's view of women, feminine imagery of God, and woman in Hebrew-Jewish and Christian tradition
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Spiritual Leaders Who Changed The World

Author : Ira Rifkin
ISBN : PSU:000063203585
Genre : Religion
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The result of a nationwide survey of experts in leading universities and seminaries, as well as leading representatives of dozens of religious traditions and spiritual persuasions, this authoritative list of seventy-five includes martyrs and mystics, intellectuals and charismatics from East and West. Their lives and wisdom are now easily accessible in this inspiring volume.A celebration of the human spirit, ideal for both seekers and believers, the curious and the passionate, thinkers and doers, this invaluable resource is an inspiring guide to the most creative spiritual ideas and actions of the past century. Each profile includes:?Synopsis of innovator?s life and the evolution of their spiritual leadership and influence.?Inspiring quotes?words of wisdom indicative of the innovator?s life and teachings.?A guide to further examination of their works, ideas, organizations, movements, legacy.?Resources for more in-depth study.
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The Feminine Dimension Of The Divine

Author : Joan Chamberlain Engelsman
ISBN : UOM:39015026907587
Genre : Religion
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"The spiritual needs and interests of both men and women have changed enough to merit a new edition of this superbly crafted, scholarly study of Sophia". -- Janet Forsythe Fishburn
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Sister Of Wisdom

Author : Barbara Newman
ISBN : 9780520920187
Genre : History
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Barbara Newman reintroduces English-speaking readers to an extraordinary and gifted figure of the twelfth-century renaissance. Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179) was mystic and writer, musician and preacher, abbess and scientist who used symbolic theology to explore the meaning of her gender within the divine scheme of things. With a new preface, bibliography, and discography, Sister of Wisdom is a landmark book in women's studies, and it will also be welcomed by readers in religion and history.
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Feminism And Religion

Author : Rita M. Gross
ISBN : UVA:X004093421
Genre : Social Science
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A professor of philosophy and religion surveys feminist studies of the history of Judaism and Christianity and discusses the changes feminism has wrought in the study of women's religious lives and in religious ritual and leadership.
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Author : Rabbi Rami Shapiro
ISBN : 9781594733109
Genre : Religion
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More than commonplace truisms, the Book of Proverbs is an anthology of teachings designed to help you live with a sense of self-responsibility. Its wisdom, compiled in the seventh century BCE and credited to King Solomon, transcends nationality and politics, addressing instead the individual seeking the true satisfaction and tranquility that comes from living with an honest perception of reality. In this fresh translation of an ancient "how-to," Rami Shapiro unpacks the proverbs, demonstrating how these complex poetic forms are actually straightforward instructions to live simply, without rationalizations and excuses. He shows how unlike almost anything else in the Hebrew Bible, the truths claimed in the Book of Proverbs are testable and verifiable. They force us to examine our lives and how we are living them without the benefit of psychological sophistry and New Age babble: We are either doing good or doing bad; we are either disciplined or lazy; we are either students of wisdom o
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Gendering Wisdom The Host

Author : Judith E. McKinlay
ISBN : 9780567651822
Genre : Religion
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This work looks at the intertextual relationships of the invitations to eat and drink in Proverbs, Ben Sira and John 4. If the first two invitations are offered by a female Wisdom/Sophia, what are the gender implications when the hostess becomes a host in John 4? The study poses the possibility of an ongoing convergence strategy, which may have begun when Israelite sages adapted for a Yahwistic context language and imagery earlier associated with female deities. In a subtle move, McKinlay draws upon contemporary reader resistance in order to counter such ideological moves by the scribes, whose ambivalence towards real-life women is also observed in these works.
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The Publishers Weekly

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ISBN : UCSD:31822034958827
Genre : American literature
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Wisdom Ways

Author : Elisabeth Schussler Fiorenza
ISBN : UOM:39015047515799
Genre : Religion
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"Biblical interpretation, according to Elisabeth Schussler Fiorenza, is best understood as searching for Divine Wisdom. In Wisdom Ways she invites readers to join her on a journey of discovery." "Addressing both feminist students and all those who wish to understand the exciting field of feminist biblical interpretation, she offers a review that is not merely informative but liberating. While challenging mainstream reading strategies, she empowers students to think critically and enter creatively into the life-transforming "way of wisdom"."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Category: Religion

Library Journal

Author : Melvil Dewey
ISBN : UOM:39015063398211
Genre : Libraries
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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.
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ISBN : 9781594732874
Genre : Religion
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"A timeless teaching on living wisely in the midst of uncertainty and insecurity, with facing-page commentary that brings the text to life."--Cover.
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