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The Resource Reconceiving Infertility : Biblical Perspectives on Procreation and Childlessness

Reconceiving Infertility : Biblical Perspectives on Procreation and Childlessness

Label
Reconceiving Infertility : Biblical Perspectives on Procreation and Childlessness
Title
Reconceiving Infertility
Title remainder
Biblical Perspectives on Procreation and Childlessness
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the Book of Genesis, the first words God speaks to humanity are "Be fruitful and multiply." From ancient times to today, these words have been understood as a divine command to procreate. Fertility is viewed as a sign of blessedness and moral uprightness, while infertility is associated with sin and moral failing. Reconceiving Infertility explores traditional interpretations such as these, providing a more complete picture of how procreation and childlessness are depicted in the Bible. Closely examining texts and themes from both the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament, Candida Moss and Joel Baden offer vital new perspectives on infertility and the social experiences of the infertile in the biblical tradition. They begin with perhaps the most famous stories of infertility in the Bible-those of the matriarchs Sarah, Rebekah, and Rachel-and show how the divine injunction in Genesis is both a blessing and a curse. Moss and Baden go on to discuss the metaphorical treatments of Israel as a "barren mother," the conception of Jesus, Paul's writings on family and reproduction, and more. They reveal how biblical views on procreation and infertility, and the ancient contexts from which they emerged, were more diverse than we think. Reconceiving Infertility demonstrates that the Bible speaks in many voices about infertility, and lays a biblical foundation for a more supportive religious environment for those suffering from infertility today
Cataloging source
IDEBK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Moss, Candida R
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Infertility
  • Human reproduction
  • MEDICAL
  • SCIENCE
  • Human reproduction
  • Infertility
  • RELIGION / General
Label
Reconceiving Infertility : Biblical Perspectives on Procreation and Childlessness
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- CONTENTS -- PREFACE -- ACKNOWLEDGMENTS -- INTRODUCTION -- Chapter 1: The Matriarchs as Models -- Chapter 2: The Blessing and the Curse -- Chapter 3: Mother Zion and the Eschaton -- Chapter 4: The Son of God and the Conception of the New Age -- Chapter 5: Chastity, Marriage, and Gender in the Christian Family -- Chapter 6: Barrenness and the Eschaton -- Conclusion -- NOTES -- BIBLIOGRAPHY -- PRIMARY SOURCE INDEX -- SUBJECT INDEX
Control code
ocn914192295
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (343)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400873562
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 811332
  • 22573/ctvc64xn7
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)914192295
Label
Reconceiving Infertility : Biblical Perspectives on Procreation and Childlessness
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- CONTENTS -- PREFACE -- ACKNOWLEDGMENTS -- INTRODUCTION -- Chapter 1: The Matriarchs as Models -- Chapter 2: The Blessing and the Curse -- Chapter 3: Mother Zion and the Eschaton -- Chapter 4: The Son of God and the Conception of the New Age -- Chapter 5: Chastity, Marriage, and Gender in the Christian Family -- Chapter 6: Barrenness and the Eschaton -- Conclusion -- NOTES -- BIBLIOGRAPHY -- PRIMARY SOURCE INDEX -- SUBJECT INDEX
Control code
ocn914192295
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (343)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400873562
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 811332
  • 22573/ctvc64xn7
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)914192295

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