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Alice Connor, "Fierce: Women of the Bible and Their Stories of Violence, Mercy, Bravery, Wisdom, Sex, and Salvation" (Fortress, 2017): Women in the Bible aren't shy or retiring; they're fierce and funny and demanding and relevant to 21st-century people...

Alice Connor, "Fierce: Women of the Bible and Their Stories of Violence, Mercy, Bravery, Wisdom, Sex, and Salvation" (Fortress, 2017): Women in the Bible aren't shy or retiring; they're fierce and funny and demanding and relevant to 21st-century people...

FromNew Books in Gender Studies


Alice Connor, "Fierce: Women of the Bible and Their Stories of Violence, Mercy, Bravery, Wisdom, Sex, and Salvation" (Fortress, 2017): Women in the Bible aren't shy or retiring; they're fierce and funny and demanding and relevant to 21st-century people...

FromNew Books in Gender Studies

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Length:
78 minutes
Released:
Aug 14, 2020
Format:
Podcast Episode

Description

Women in the Bible aren't shy or retiring; they're fierce and funny and demanding and relevant to 21st-century people. Women in the Bible—some of their names we know, others we’ve only heard, and others are tragically unnamed.
In Fierce: Women of the Bible and Their Stories of Violence, Mercy, Bravery, Wisdom, Sex, and Salvation (Fortress, 2017), Pastor and provocateur Alice Connor introduces these women and invites us to see them not as players in a man’s story—as victims or tempters—nor as morality archetypes, teaching us to be better wives and mothers, but as fierce foremothers of the faith. These women’s stories are messy, challenging, and beautiful. When we read their stories, we can see not only their particular, fearsome lives but also our own.
Alice Connor is an Episcopal priest and a chaplain on a college campus.
Dr. Christina Gessler’s background is in anthropology, women’s history, and literature. She works as a historian, poet, and photographer. In seeking the extraordinary in the ordinary, Gessler writes the histories of largely unknown women, poems about small relatable moments, and takes many, many photos in nature.
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Released:
Aug 14, 2020
Format:
Podcast Episode