A Women's Studies Bundle

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Bridget Jack Jeffries | Forum Activity | Posted: Sun, Jun 19 2022 6:13 AM

Good morning, 

I'm new to Logos; I just made my initial purchase on Friday. I'm working on a PhD in church history at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and I tend to do work on exegetical history, patristics, and women's history. 

I purchased an Orthodox Gold bundle and a Lutheran Silver bundle along with an Orthodox Legacy package so I could get the entire ACCS collection; I then augmented these with the Church History XL expansion and the Church Fathers XL expansion. I figured this gives me a pretty good basic library of primary and secondary church history sources. But there really weren't any broad women's studies packages that I could purchase to start my collection, at least not that I saw. My only option right now is to buy women's studies books one at a time. 

It would be nice to see a Women's Studies expansion library. I'm envisioning here primary sources from women in church history and serious academic studies of women in the Bible and theology and church history, not devotional / homiletic stuff (like this collection: https://www.logos.com/product/17749/womens-bible-study-collection) or egalitarian-complementarian polemics (though a "both sides" resource like Two Views on Women and Ministry could be fine). The latter may be easier said than done as I suspect a majority of the academic studies on women in the Bible/church history/theology are by egalitarians or other feminist-leaning scholars, but a resource is a resource. 

The FaithLife/Logos rep I purchased through did direct me to this collection here (https://www.logos.com/product/5728/gender-and-the-bible-collection), which is not a bad collection, but it's pretty Old Testament heavy. 

Here's some of the women's studies books on my wish list, to give you an idea of the kind of bundle I would like to see:

https://www.logos.com/product/17699/feminist-interpretation-of-the-bible-and-the-hermeneutics-of-liberation

https://www.logos.com/product/26933/feminist-companion-to-esther-judith-and-susanna

https://www.logos.com/product/39611/jeroboams-wife-the-enduring-contributions-of-the-old-testaments-least-known-women

https://www.logos.com/product/39662/paul-women-and-wives-marriage-and-womens-ministry-in-the-letters-of-paul

https://www.logos.com/product/16101/womens-bible-commentary 

https://www.logos.com/product/200876/the-ivp-womens-bible-commentary-an-indispensable-resource-for-all-who-want-to-view-scripture-through-different-eyes 

https://www.logos.com/product/54407/essays-on-women-in-earliest-christianity 

https://www.logos.com/product/28151/women-of-the-reformed-church

https://www.logos.com/product/1490/dictionary-of-women-in-church-history 

https://www.logos.com/product/175043/the-gospel-according-to-eve-a-history-of-womens-interpretation 

https://www.logos.com/product/162284/luthers-letters-to-women

https://www.logos.com/product/37664/handbook-of-women-biblical-interpreters-a-historical-and-biographical-guide

https://www.logos.com/product/182525/women-in-the-story-of-jesus-the-gospels-through-the-eyes-of-nineteenth-century-female-biblical-interpreters

https://www.logos.com/product/186732/early-church-understandings-of-jesus-as-the-female-divine-the-scandal-of-the-scandal-of-particularity

https://www.logos.com/product/145436/christian-women-in-the-patristic-world

https://www.logos.com/product/5988/women-in-the-world-of-the-earliest-christians

https://www.logos.com/product/168023/the-doctors-of-the-church-women

https://www.logos.com/product/46706/gospel-women-studies-of-the-named-women-in-the-gospels

https://www.logos.com/product/194918/women-in-the-mission-of-the-church-their-opportunities-and-obstacles-throughout-christian-history

The Logos Mobile Ed courses on Women in the Old Testament and New Testament would probably be a good addition to this hypothetical bundle as well. 

Thank you for reading my suggestion. 

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DMB | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jun 19 2022 8:03 AM

Welcome to the forums, Bridget!

And nice suggestions. There's a lot more possibles ... I think Faithlife wouldn't struggle at all for a library expansion package (eg S, M, L, XL).  I dutifully tag each of mine, so they don't get lost in my library.

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Lew Worthington | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jun 19 2022 9:39 AM

It's a great idea!

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Bridget Jack Jeffries | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jun 19 2022 5:26 PM

RRD:

No but I will keep them in mind. Thanks! 

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Kathleen Marie | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jun 20 2022 4:46 AM

I would be very interested in a women's studies expansion package and for those resources to be automatically tagged for me.

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Mark | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jun 20 2022 5:05 AM

Great suggestion.  I have many of these books, but you pointed out some that I had never heard of.  Wondering if FL could make either a collection or expansion package or simply categories that would list resources we would never find without categories.

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Kiyah | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jun 20 2022 11:02 AM

Great suggestion! Also, consider voting for this book to be produced by Logos and included in a Women's Studies bundle.

Vote here: https://feedback.faithlife.com/boards/logos-book-requests/posts/women-in-the-new-testament-world

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Beloved Amodeo | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jun 20 2022 1:42 PM

A Women's Study Expansions Package or Bundle would get support from me. Welcome to the forums, Bridget. FL get to work!

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Bridget Jack Jeffries | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jun 20 2022 7:10 PM

Kiyah:

Great suggestion! Also, consider voting for this book to be produced by Logos and included in a Women's Studies bundle.

Vote here: https://feedback.faithlife.com/boards/logos-book-requests/posts/women-in-the-new-testament-world

I voted! 

And if we want to keep this thread open as a list of options for this hypothetical Women's Studies expansion (or just a place for suggestions for my wish list Wink), I'm good with that. 

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Bridget Jack Jeffries | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jun 20 2022 7:15 PM

Here is a book that's up for community pricing with a suggested bid of $16, if anyone wants to help make it happen: 

https://www.logos.com/product/43979/dictionary-of-saintly-women

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jun 20 2022 9:44 PM

Great list, and great recommendation to have such a bundle offered!

Here are some more possibilities for such a bundle:

The Concept of Woman, vol. 1: The Aristotelian Revolution

The Concept of Woman, vol. 2: The Early Humanist Reformation, parts 1 & 2

The Concept of Woman, volume III: The Search for Communion of Persons 1500-2015

The Politics of Heaven: Women, Gender, and Empire in the Study of Paul

His Testimonies, My Heritage: Women of Color on the Word of God (not very academic, but definitely primary voices that should be heard)

Anchoritic Spirituality: Ancrene Wisse and Associated Works

Are We Amused? Humour About Women In the Biblical World

Circumscribing the Prostitute: The Rhetorics of Intertextuality, Metaphor and Gender in Jermiah 3:1–4:4

The Double Message: Patterns of Gender in Luke-Acts

Eve: Accused or Acquitted?: An Analysis of Feminist Readings of the Creation Narrative Texts in Genesis 1–3

The Feminine Genius of Catholic Theology

Feminist Interpretation of the Bible and the Hermeneutics of Liberation

Fragmented Women: Feminist (Sub)versions of Biblical Narratives (Second Edition)

Gender and Law in the Hebrew Bible and the Ancient Near East

Gender, Tradition and Romans

God and the Rhetoric of Sexuality

God Remembered Rachel: Women’s Stories in the Old Testament and Why They Matter

Hannah's Desire, God's Design: Early Interpretations of the Story of Hannah

A History of the Mishnaic Law of Women (5 vols.)

The House of the Mother: The Social Roles of Maternal Kin in Biblical Hebrew Narrative and Poetry

The Israelite Woman: Social Role and Literary Type in Biblical Narrative

Jesus and Marginal Women: The Gospel of Matthew in Social-Scientific Perspective

Jesus: Miriam’s Child, Sophia’s Prophet: Critical Issues in Feminist Christology

Jewish Women Collection (4 vols.)

Liberating Tradition: Women’s Identity and Vocation in Christian Perspective

Margaret Ebner: Major Works

Mothers of Promise: Women in the Book of Genesis

Plotted, Shot, and Painted: Cultural Representations of Biblical Women

The Prostitute and the Prophet: Reading Hosea in the Late Twentieth Century

Sexual Politics in the Biblical Narrative: Reading the Hebrew Bible as a Woman

Smooth Words: Women, Proverbs, and Performance in Biblical Wisdom

Telling Queen Michal's Story: An Experiment in Comparative Interpretation

Warrior, Dancer, Seductress, Queen: Women in Judges and Biblical Israel

A Week in the Life of a Greco-Roman Woman

"Who Will Lament Her?" The Feminine and the Fantastic in the Book of Nahum

Wisdom's Feast: An Invitation to Feminist Interpretation of the Scriptures

Wise, Strange and Holy: The Strange Woman and the Making of the Bible

Woman in the Bible: An Overall View of All the Crucial Passages on Women’s Roles

Womanist Midrash: A Reintroduction to the Women of the Torah and the Throne

Woman’s Body and the Social Body in Hosea 1–2

Woman’s Place is in the House: Royal Women of Judah and their involvement in the House of David

Women and Families (Jacob Neusner explores the complex roles of women in Buddhism, Hinduism, Christianity, Judaism, and Islam)

Women in Ministry: Four Views (Spectrum Multiview Books)

Women, Ideology and Violence: Critical Theory and the Construction of Gender in the Book of the Covenant and Deuteronomic Law

Women’s Divination in Biblical Literature: Prophecy, Necromancy, and Other Arts of Knowledge

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Bridget Jack Jeffries | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jun 21 2022 5:19 AM

Rosie Perera:

Great list, and great recommendation to have such a bundle offered!

Here are some more possibilities for such a bundle:

Fantastic list! Thank you!

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jun 22 2022 2:39 AM

I've posted a suggestion for this on the Feedback site. I had to edit my post to remove mentions of "Prostitute" "Sexual" and "Sexuality" because it gave me this error message with those in. Surprise  (At least the forum software doesn't block those words.)

You can vote for the bundle here:

https://feedback.faithlife.com/boards/logos-book-requests/posts/a-women-s-studies-bundle

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Bridget Jack Jeffries | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jun 22 2022 7:23 AM

Rosie Perera:

I've posted a suggestion for this on the Feedback site. I had to edit my post to remove mentions of "Prostitute" "Sexual" and "Sexuality" because it gave me this error message with those in. Surprise 

That's kind of funny. The history of Christianity and prostitution is actually one of my areas of interest. Big Smile I'd have a hard time writing anything if I couldn't say "sexuality." 

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jun 22 2022 4:11 PM

Bridget Jack Jeffries:

Rosie Perera:

I've posted a suggestion for this on the Feedback site. I had to edit my post to remove mentions of "Prostitute" "Sexual" and "Sexuality" because it gave me this error message with those in. Surprise 

That's kind of funny. The history of Christianity and prostitution is actually one of my areas of interest. Big Smile I'd have a hard time writing anything if I couldn't say "sexuality." 

Ha! Women's body parts have typically been considered "bad words" too throughout history, somewhat more so then men's, though the main male one is still probably censored there too. I know a pastor who made all his elders say the "v" word (I won't spell it out, in case there are people here who are offended by it) out loud to get over their squeamishness about it. It's just a body part. Medical doctors use it all the time. I grew up not even being taught what it was called or that it was even there, which created a whole lot of ignorance and shame about sexuality, women's health, and feminine hygiene.

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jun 22 2022 4:53 PM

In second year Sanskrit, in reading a play, we reached a sentence that was so explicit no student was willing to give its translation - eventually the professor gave in an provided the translation. We then returned to the normal practice of students taking turns translating. It taught us a very memorable lesson on how cultural the "forbidden" words are.

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Bridget Jack Jeffries | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jun 22 2022 5:30 PM

Today I purchased some women's studies books that I thought would be useful, only to find that they're minimally tagged / untagged in Logos. :-( 

Please vote for them to get tagged in the feedback forum here: 

https://feedback.faithlife.com/boards/logos-book-requests/posts/logos-women-s-studies-books-not-tagged

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Bridget Jack Jeffries | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jun 22 2022 5:32 PM

Today I purchased some women's studies books that I thought would be useful, only to find that they're untagged / minimally tagged in Logos. :-( 

Please vote on this thread in the feedback forum for them to get tagged: 

https://feedback.faithlife.com/boards/logos-book-requests/posts/logos-women-s-studies-books-not-tagged

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jun 22 2022 5:58 PM

MJ. Smith:
how cultural the "forbidden" words are

Indeed. Even between the UK and the US, which both speak English, degrees of taboo vary depending on the word. In the UK, the word "bl00dy" is a vile word that nobody would use in polite society, whereas in the US it merely describes someone's condition when they have a wound. On the other hand, the "f" word is considered a worse swear word in the US than it is in the UK. Although times have changed and it's more acceptable (or variants of it) as an emphatic now than when I was growing up.

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