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Interesting book. I cannot say that it was enlightening, because I have accepted her premise quite a while ago. As a priest in parish ministry I would be foolish to not understand the importance of faith in the home. With a week of seven 24-hour days only one or two of which are spent in worship, it is obvious that the household is very important in faith formation. But if you do not think about the household as a center of religion, which apparently many scholars do not, then this is a worthwhi...
The full title of this short paper is: "Households and Holiness: The Religious Culture of Israelite Women." It was originally a paper written for and delivered at the XVII Congress of the International Organization for the Study of the Old Testament, and was subsequently published by Fortress Press for a wider audience.It was an interesting read, but I didn't find the argument to be completely convincing. (However, I haven't read any of the literature she cites in support of her argument.) The s...
A quick and yet thorough intro to Meyers' approach (and probably the current predominant feminist approach) to "women's religious culture" in ancient Israel. Clear and accessible, a definite must-read for anyone interested in ancient Israelite women (though it could be replaced for the more committed reader by Meyers' more recent "Rediscovering Eve"). I particularly appreciated her interdisciplinary approach, and focus on a single environment (the household). My biggest quibble with the book is
Got copy-starting to read again. So far it is very promising: concise, insightful. Reading with Del!