Journals Higher Education



Published: 26 February 2020

242 Pages


ISBN: 9780190097011

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Blessed Among Women?

Mothers and Motherhood in the New Testament

Alicia D. Myers

  • Uses ancient medical literature to discuss understandings of female bodies, conception and generation, breastmilk and breastfeeding in New Testament contexts
  • Underscores the importance of corporeal constructions as a part of gender constructions and theologies
  • Explores motherhood themes throughout the New Testament instead of limiting to a single character
  • Analyzes extra canonical Christian texts to reflect on continued debates over motherhood beyond the New Testament