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Feminine Threads: Women in the Tapestry of Christian History
From commoner to queen, the women in this book embraced the freedom and the power of the Gospel in making their unique contributions to the unfolding of history. Wherever possible, the women here speak for themselves, from their letters, diaries or published works. The true story of women in Christian history inspires, challenges and demonstrates the grace of God producing ...more
Paperback, 335 pages
Published May 1st 2011 by Christian Focus Publications
(first published March 1st 2011)
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Because of the sheer amount of topics to cover over a 2,000 year history, it is sometimes hard to strike a balance between the broad strokes of major events and people and the numerous personal details that make history come alive. Excellent short biographical sketches of diverse women through the ages of the church, intermixed with excerpts from their letters, poems, songs, and journals gave this book surprising versatility to capture the big picture while simultaneously showing how these large ...more
Mar 04, 2013 Amy Lee Ellis rated it it was amazing
I actually finished this book some time ago, but never got around to reviewing it. Severance's book is dense reading (and very small print!) but well worth the investment of time and mental energy. Her survey of women in the history of the church is insightful and uplifting, and she does a wonderful job of weaving the threads of history and Scripture together. Highly recommend!
I love history, so I was really excited to find this in my church's bookstore a few years back. It took me awhile to read all of it because it is weighty material; but if you like to read church history, this is the book for you. It covers from the 1500s to the early 21st Century.
Jan 20, 2017 Deon is currently reading it · review of another edition
Table of Contents:
The New Testament era : one in Christ Jesus (Gal 3:28) --
Christian women in the early church : a good testimony through faith (Heb. 11:39) --
Christian women in late antiquity : reverent in behavior (Titus 2:3) --
Christian women in the early Middle Ages : vessels of gold and silver (2 Tim. 2:20) --
Christian women in the late Middle Ages : well reported for good works (1 Tim. 5:10) --
Christian women in the early Reformation : loving their husbands and children (Titus 2:4) --
Diana Lynn Severance has broad experience teaching history in universities and seminaries, She is a Director of the Dunham Bible Museum at Houston Baptist University, (www.hbu.edu/biblemuseum) and is the author of Feminine Threads: Women in the Tapestry of Christian History.