Fortress Press

Readings in Her Story: Women in Christian Tradition

Readings in Her Story

Women in Christian Tradition

Barbara J. MacHaffie (Editor)


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A unique anthology. Barbara MacHaffie has collected into one volume 74 of the most important Christian documents and passages by and about women. Ranging from Genesis to now, these primary sources put the reader directly in touch with the most significant and influential events, personalities and issues of women's religious history. Often lamentably and sometimes gloriously, these voices—ancient and modern, female and male, Roman Catholic and Protestant, feminist and patriarchal—bear decisively on women's identities today.
  • Publisher Fortress Press
  • ISBN 9780800625757
  • Format Paperback
  • Dimensions 6 x 9
  • Pages 256
  • Publication Date January 1, 1992


This is the best collection of primary texts about women in Christianity available Readings will be invaluable resources for any teaching. It supplements MacHaffie's survey text. Her Story, perfectly and can also be used independently in a wide number of contexts."
— Betty A. DeBerg, Valparaiso University

Table of Contents


  1. Biblical Images of Women
  2. Women and the Early Churches
  3. Virgin and Witch: Women in Medieval Christianity
  4. Women in an Era of Reformation
  5. Women and Christianity in the American Colonies
  6. Women Organizing for Mission and Reform
  7. Nineteenth-Century Preachers and Scholars
  8. American Women in Catholicism and Sectarianism
  9. The Move toward Full Participation
  10. Agents of Transformation