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Review A very useful ?introductory book to womens roles in Christian history. It provides a solid overview of feminist scholarship from the beginnings of Christianity to the present. It will play a key role in courses on this history.-Rosemary Radford Ruether,Claremont School of Theology and Graduate University A major contribution to the literature on women in Christianity. ?Moore effectively synthesizes the last thirty years of scholarship. . . . Using the template of saints, seers and scholars, she has managed to be?wonder of wonders?both comprehensive and brief. ?Both readable and informative, this book will inform undergraduates in courses on the history of Christianity and in womens and gender studies classes. ?And some might want to buy it for a religious leader who should be better informed on the issues!-Nadia Lahutsky,Texas Christian UniversityMoore?s volume is a thoroughly enjoyable book that?effectively outlines the continuous and significant role that women have played in the historical development of the Christian tradition.? She provides an accessible sweep of Christian history with special attention to the way that women have affected its development by incorporating engaging narratives focused on the lives of influential women.-Catholic Book Review Women in Christian Traditions?directs a feminist lens at what would be, in less skilled hands, an unmanageable corpus of topics and source materials, and achieves a work that surveys the breadth and depth of its topic in a way that is informative, fresh, and engaging. -Sociology of ReligionMoore accomplishes a seemingly incredible feat: she tells the story of women in Christianity through 2,000 years of history...?Noteworthy for its?breadth and depth, Moore?s project?will encourage smart conversations about women and Christianity.-Choice Read more About the Author Rebecca Moore is Professor of Religious Studies at San Diego State University. She is the author of Voices of Christianity: A Global Introduction, and co-author of A Portable God: The Origin of Judaism and Christianity, with Risa Levitt Kohn. Her most recent book is Understanding Jonestown and Peoples Temple. ? Read more