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Till the Heart Sings : A Biblical Theology of Manhood and Womanhood :  A Biblical Theology of Manhood and Womanhood - Samuel L. Terrien

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

A Biblical Theology of Manhood and Womanhood

Paperback Published: April 2004
ISBN: 9780802822376
Number Of Pages: 288

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Foreword by Phyllis Trible 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.

Forewordp. ix
Prefacep. xxiii
Introductionp. 1
Hermeneutics and Theology
Sexuality and Canonical Exegesis
The Gospel and the Law
The Thrust of Hebraic Faith Within Christianity
Woman, Crown of Creationp. 7
The Two Stories of Creation
The Myth of the Garden
Man's Existential Loneliness
Woman as Savior
An Aesthetic and Lasting Mystery
The Totality of Love
Precedence of "Maritality" over Male Filiality
Paradigm of Covenantal Mutuality
The Lure of Infinityp. 19
Snake Worship
Magical Use of Sexuality
The Attempt to Grasp Infinity
The Tree of Absolute Knowledge
A Lust for Self-Deification
The Eros-Agape Continuump. 29
Human Love in the Hebrew Epic
Interpretations of the Song of Songs
Structure and Unity
A Musical Masque of Love
Against Eden's Curse
The Gender of Godp. 51
Human Love as Theological Metaphor
Maternal Semantics and the Mother Goddess
Paternal Tyranny and Divine Fatherhood
Matriarchy and the Fatherhood of God
Circumcised Male and Pollutant Femalep. 71
Ezekiel and the Pentateuch
Circumcision as Covenant Rite
Laws of Sexual Purity
Women in Ancient Hebraism
Women in Early Judaism
The Play of Wisdomp. 87
The Ecumenical Outlook
Early Wisdom and Woman
The Inaccessibility of Divine Wisdom
The Play of Wisdom in Yahweh's Presence
Toward a Theology of Mediation
From Sophia to Logosp. 103
Wisdom and the Eros-Agape Continuum
The Love of Wisdom in Ben Sirach
Wisdom and Zion
The Hellenistic Sophia
Jesus and Wisdom
The Johannine Logos
Jesus, Woman, and the Fatherhood of Godp. 121
Womanhood in Ritual Judaism
The Women Who Followed Jesus
The Sexuality of Jesus
Wisdom's Vindication in Womanhood
The Violation of the Torah
Sexual Sin and Male Pride
The Samaritan Woman as Apostle
Mary Magdalene, Midwife to Christianity
Jesus and the Fatherhood of God
Men and Women in the Infant Churchp. 143
Men and Women in the Jerusalem Church
The Magnificat and Radical Feminism
Men and Women in the Greco-Roman Churches
Women Ministers and Apostles
Paul on Human Liberationp. 159
Was Paul a Celibate?
Paul's Ideal of Marriage
The Half-liberated Legalist
The Voice of Woman in the Church
The Issue of Homosexuality
Man and Woman as New Beings
The Ambiguities of the Second Generationp. 175
Was Hebrews Written by a Woman?
The Followers of Paul
Gnostic Deviations and Male Politics
The Unresolved Tensions
Man and Woman in Christianityp. 199
A God-centered Humanism
Wisdom in the Word
Androgyny and the Eschatological Woman
The Wonders and the Pitfalls of Human Love
Toward a New Theology of Priesthood
Our Father Who Art in Heaven
Principal Abbreviationsp. 225
Notesp. 227
Selected Bibliographyp. 233
Indexesp. 251
Passagesp. 251
Subjectsp. 257
Authorsp. 259
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ISBN: 9780802822376
ISBN-10: 0802822371
Series: The Biblical Resource Series
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: April 2004
Publisher: William B Eerdmans Publishing Co
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.42