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Kraemer, Ross Shepard 1948-

Overview
Works: 30 works in 196 publications in 2 languages and 14,655 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography‡vDictionaries  Reference works  Sources  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Other, Thesis advisor
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Most widely held works about Ross Shepard Kraemer
 
Most widely held works by Ross Shepard Kraemer
Women in scripture : a dictionary of named and unnamed women in the Hebrew Bible, the Apocryphal/Deuterocanonical books, and the New Testament by Carol L Meyers( Book )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 1,639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The editors have taken on the task of identifying every woman and group of women mentioned in the Bible, whether named or unnamed, well known or heretofore not known at all. The result is more than eight hundred articles that examine the numerous women who have often been obscured by the androcentric nature of the biblical record and by centuries of translation and interpretation that have paid little or no attention to them."--Jacket
Her share of the blessings : women's religions among pagans, Jews, and Christians in the Greco-Roman world by Ross Shepard Kraemer( Book )

26 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Whether pagan, Jewish, or Christian, religion was an integral part of the lives of women in the Greco-Roman world. Yet studies of the ancient Mediterranean world have focused almost exclusively on the religious beliefs and practices of men. In Her Share the Blessings, Ross Shepard Kraemer provides the first comprehensive look at women's religions in Greco-Roman antiquity. She vividly recreates the religious lives of early Christian, Jewish, and pagan women, with many fascinating examples: Greek women's devotion to goddesses, rites of Roman matrons, Jewish women in rabbinic and diaspora communities, Christian women's struggles to exercise authority and autonomy, and women's roles as leaders in the full spectrum of Greco-Roman religions. In every case, Kraemer reveals the connections between the social constraints under which women lived, and their religious beliefs and practices. Women's religious devotion often reflected and reinforced social definitions of women in terms of their relationships to men, as daughters, wives, sisters, and mothers. Yet religions such as the ecstatic worship of Dionysos (where women periodically abandoned husbands, children, and social responsibilities for nocturnal mountain rites), enabled women to find increased autonomy and female community, at least temporarily. The relationship between female autonomy, sexuality, and religion emerges as a persistent theme. In antiquity, the body was associated with the female; soul and spirit with the male. Analyzing the monastic Jewish Therapeutae and various Christian communities, Kraemer demonstrates the paradoxical liberation which women achieved by rejection of sexuality, the body, and the female. In the epilogue, Kraemer pursues the disturbing implications such findings have for contemporary women. Based on epitaphs and public inscriptions, letters and personal documents, references in literary works, and feminist and anthropological studies, Her Share of the Blessings is an insightful work that goes beyond the limitations of previous scholarship to provide a more accurate portrait of Jewish, Christian, and pagan women in the Greco-Roman world
Women & Christian origins by Ross Shepard Kraemer( Book )

15 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 865 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This new collection of fourteen integrated, original essays by prominent scholars and experienced teachers provides a comprehensive and accessible entree to current research on women and the origins of Christianity. Engaging for both the interested reader and the specialist in religion, Women and Christian Origins is sensitive to feminist theory and attentive to distinctions between the (re)construction of women's history in early Christian churches and ancient constructions of gender difference
Maenads, martyrs, matrons, monastics : a sourcebook on women's religions in the Greco-Roman world by Ross Shepard Kraemer( Book )

10 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women's religions in the Greco-Roman world : a sourcebook by Ross Shepard Kraemer( Book )

23 editions published in 2004 in English and Italian and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a substantially expanded and completely revised edition of a book first published by Fortress Press in 1988 as Maenads, Martyrs, Matrons, Monastics. It collects translations of primary texts relevant to women's religion (pagan, Jewish, and Christian) in Western antiquity, from the fourth century BCE to the fifth century CE
Religions of Star trek by Ross Shepard Kraemer( Book )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is there a God? What evil lurks beyond the stars? Can science save one's soul? Profound questions like these have consumed human thought over the ages; they also inspired the original creators of the Star Trek canon of TV series and films. Religions of St
Unreliable witnesses : religion, gender, and history in the Greco-Roman Mediterranean by Ross Shepard Kraemer( Book )

27 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kraemer analyzes how gender provides the historically obfuscating substructure of diverse texts. While attentive to arguments that women are largely fictive proxies in elite male contestations over masculinity, authority and power, Kraemer retains her focus on redescribing and explaining women's religious practices
When Aseneth met Joseph : a late antique tale of the biblical patriarch and his Egyptian wife, reconsidered by Ross Shepard Kraemer( Book )

23 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"La 4e de couverture indique : This is the study of an anonymous ancient work, usually called Joseph and Aseneth, which narrates the transformation of the daughter of an Egyptian priest into an acceptable spouse for the biblical Joseph, whose marriage to Aseneth is given brief notice in Genesis. Kraemer takes issue with the scholarly consensus that the tale is a Jewish conversion story composed no later than the early second century C.E. Instead, she dates it to the third or fourth century C.E., and argues that, although no definitive answer is presently possible, it may well be a Christian account. This critique also raises larger issues about the dating and identification of many similar writings, known as pseudepigrapha. Kraemer reads its account of Aseneth's interactions with an angelic double of Joseph in the context of ancient accounts of encounters with powerful divine beings, including the sun god Helios, and of Neoplatonic ideas about the fate of souls. When Aseneth Met Joseph demonstrates the centrality of ideas about gender in the representation of Aseneth and, by extension, offers implications for broader concerns about gender in Late Antiquity."
Ecstatics and ascetics : studies in the functions of religious activities for women in the Greco-Roman world by Ross Shepard Kraemer( )

16 editions published between 1976 and 1988 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A most reliable witness : essays in honor of Ross Shepard Kraemer( Book )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gender, cult, and cosmology : women's religions among pagans, Jews, and Christians in the Greco-Roman world by Ross Shepard Kraemer( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Jewish mothers and daughters in the Greco-Roman world by Ross Shepard Kraemer( )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Monastic Jewish women in Greco-Roman Egypt: Philo Judaeus on the Therapeutrides by Ross Shepard Kraemer( )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Over een Joodse religieuze gemeenschap uit de eerste eeuw na Christus, waarvan de vrouwen (Therapeutriden) gescheiden van de mannen (Therapeutae) leefden
A study of contemporary Hebrew Christianity : historical, theological and sociological considerations by Ross Shepard Kraemer( )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Non-literary evidence for Jewish women in Rome and Egypt by Ross Shepard Kraemer( )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Jewish Tuna and christian fish : identifying religious affiliation in epigraphic sources by Ross Shepard Kraemer( )

in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Maenads, martyrs, matrons, monasteries : a sourcebook on women's religions in the Greco-Roman world( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The book of the goddess, past and present : an introduction to her religion by Ross Shepard Kraemer( )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Selected bibliography on women in classical antiquity by Sarah B Pomeroy( )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

WOMEN IN SCRIPTURE by Ross Shepard Kraemer( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Her share of the blessings : women's religions among pagans, Jews, and Christians in the Greco-Roman world
Alternative Names
Kraemer, Ross

Kraemer, Ross S.

Kraemer, Ross S. 1948-

Kramer, Ross S.

Shepard Kraemer, Ross

Shepard Kraemer, Ross 1948-

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English (179)

Italian (1)

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Her share of the blessings : women's religions among pagans, Jews, and Christians in the Greco-Roman worldWomen & Christian originsMaenads, martyrs, matrons, monastics : a sourcebook on women's religions in the Greco-Roman worldWomen's religions in the Greco-Roman world : a sourcebookReligions of Star trekUnreliable witnesses : religion, gender, and history in the Greco-Roman MediterraneanWhen Aseneth met Joseph : a late antique tale of the biblical patriarch and his Egyptian wife, reconsideredMaenads, martyrs, matrons, monasteries : a sourcebook on women's religions in the Greco-Roman world