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Extraordinary women of Christian history : what we can learn from their struggles and triumphs

Author: Ruth Tucker
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Michigan : Baker Books, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
Christianity has long been criticized as a patriarchal religion. But during its two-thousand-year history, the faith has been influenced and passed down by faithful women. Martyrs and nuns, mystics and scholars, writers and reformers, preachers and missionaries, abolitionists and evangelists, these women are examples to us of faith, perseverance, forgiveness, and fortitude. With gracious irreverence, Ruth Tucker  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ruth Tucker
ISBN: 9780801016721 080101672X
OCLC Number: 913557486
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xi, 272 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Thecla and early martyrs, monastics, and saints --
Hilda of Whitby and medieval nuns and abbesses --
Hildegard of Bingen and Catholic mystics and scholars --
Katherine Schütz Zell and Protestant reformers --
Theresa of Ávila and sectarian "heretics" --
Susanna Wesley and eighteenth-century evangelists --
Narcissa Prentiss Whitman and American protestant missionaries --
Jarena Lee and African American evangelists --
Elizabeth "Betsy" Fry and women of the social gospel --
Anne-Marie Javouhey and British and European missionaries --
Harriet Beecher Stowe and nineteenth-century poets and writers --
Susannah Thompson Spurgeon and ministers' wives --
Aimee Semple McPherson and pentecostal preachers --
Corrie ten Boom and celebrated speakers and missionaries.
Responsibility: Ruth A. Tucker.


Engaging and candid narrative combined with provocative questions at the end of each chapter makes the lives of 77 women of church history come alive and stimulates spirited discussion.  Read more...
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