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A history of women in Christianity, which reveals how women have been forced to accept cerain prescribed stereotypical roles, as virgins, martyrs, witches, wives and mothers, and which provides suggestions for ways in which women can make use of their modern improved position to amend aspects of these narrow images. First published in 1991.
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"A stinging indictment of 'Christianity' by which Armstrong means not the teaching of Jesus or official Christian doctrine but the influence of major scholars and theologians throughout Western history."--Library JournalFrom Publishers Weekly:
One of the controversial theories of this ambitious study is that marriage and the family in the Christian West have not been accorded the value and respect they have enjoyed in other cultures. London-based feminist Armstrong traces this attitude back to Jesus and Paul. Her thesis is that Christianity's traditional hatred of women and of the body still cripples woman's self-image today. Protestantism, taking over from the Catholic Church, became the most efficient agent in controlling female sexuality. Men's fear and mistrust of the fair sex is traced from the medieval witch craze (a "giant collective fantasy") to sex-denying Victorian England. Certain specialized roles were available to Christian womenvirgin, martyr, mystic, motherbut each of these, the author argues, forced women to emulate male-created ideals of behavior.
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Book Description MACMILLAN, 1987. Condition: Good. New Ed. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP10242050
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Book Description London: Pan, 1987. "In her lively and well-argued account, covering the past 2,000 years, of how the Church has treated women, Karen Armstrong shows the devastating effect Christianity has had on our society, how women have continually sought to escape the ignominy of being Eve, and how .the radical feminist's withdrawal from the world of men is merely a secular expression of the age-old Christian course women were forced to adopt." Pp.12/323, owners name to inside front cover, slight toning to pages. Pbk, creasing to covers. Scarce. G+. Seller Inventory # 31672
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Book Description MACMILLAN, London, 1987. Paperback. Condition: Good. Reprint. 0330297449 323 pages. Index. Bibliography. Intended to "get Western women to confront their heritage; to understand how they have been conditioned; to recognise the good as well as the bad, and to learn from it." - Church Times. Unmarked. A little more than average wear. Binding intact. Sound working ocpy. Seller Inventory # 866A9596