Making Sense of Motherhood: Biblical and Theological by Beth M. Stovell,Lynn H. Cohick

By Beth M. Stovell,Lynn H. Cohick

Motherhood presents a very important position for exploring human lifestyles and its that means. inside of motherhood lies a deep pressure among the discomfort, drawback, and organization with demise in motherhood and the enjoyment, transformation, and lifestyles in motherhood. Few metaphors in Scripture (or in existence) stand so firmly among lifestyles and dying, love and loss, and pleasure and deep discomfort. in the end, motherhood's that means partly comes time and again at those the most important crossroads. hence, motherhood has strong implications for our biblical and theological realizing.

Bringing jointly Jewish and ecumenical Christian students from North the USA, Oceania, and South the USA, this edited quantity presents biblical and theological views on knowing motherhood. The authors replicate upon a variety of biblical texts, systematic theologians, and Christian non secular traditions to discussion with the event of maternity in its different manifestations. the aim of the ebook is to supply essays that--through those biblical and theological lenses--engage the query of motherhood this present day, from the event of being pregnant and delivery, to elevating young children, to wasting childrens and dealing with grief. during this means, this quantity is helping to "make experience" of the complexity of motherhood.

"Making feel of Motherhood embraces advanced techniques which are critical for the Bible and theology. those girls students are uniquely certified through who they're and via their social position to make feel of motherhood in its biblical, theological, and useful dimensions in a fashion that's either educational and private. They display that motherhood presents wealthy assets for religious study, and the disciplines of theology."
--Cynthia lengthy Westfall, Assistant Professor of recent testomony, McMaster Divinity university

Beth M. Stovell is Assistant Professor of outdated testomony at Ambrose Seminary of Ambrose collage in Calgary, Alberta. She has authored Mapping Metaphorical Discourse within the Fourth Gospel: John's everlasting King (Brill, 2012) and co-edited with Stanley E. Porter Biblical Hermeneutics: 5 Views (IVP, 2012). She is writing a statement at the Minor Prophets for the tale of God Bible remark sequence (Zondervan) and co-writing with Stanley E. Porter a e-book on examining biblical language (IVP).

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