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Kraemer, Ross Shepard 1948-

Overview
Works: 26 works in 171 publications in 2 languages and 13,513 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography‡vDictionaries  Reference works  Sources  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Honoree, Thesis advisor
Classifications: BL625.7, 220.92082
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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 Ross Shepard Kraemer( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 1,629 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 )

24 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,435 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 )

14 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 )

9 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

14 editions published in 2004 in English and Italian and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a substantially expanded and completely revised edition of a book originally published in 1988 as Maenads, Martyrs, Matrons, Monastics. The book is a collection of translations of primary texts relevant to women's religion in Western antiquity, from the fourth century BCE to the fifth century CE. The selections are taken from from the plethora of ancient religions, including Judaism and Christianity, and are translated from the six major languages of the Greco-Roman world: Greek, Latin, Aramaic, Hebrew, Syriac, and Coptic. The texts are grouped thematically in six sections: Observances
Religions of Star trek by Ross Shepard Kraemer( Book )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 437 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 )

25 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 387 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 )

22 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a study of an anonymous ancient work, originally composed in Greek, titled "Joseph and Aseneth". Although relatively unknown outside of scholarly circles, the story is remarkable because of its focus on a female character and its lack of overt misogyny
Ecstatics and ascetics : studies in the functions of religious activities for women in the Greco-Roman world by Ross Shepard Kraemer( )

15 editions published between 1976 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 3 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

The conversion of women to ascetic forms of Christianity by Ross Shepard Kraemer( )

1 edition published in 1980 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
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

Fourth North-Western Indian dairy husbandry officers'workshop by Ross Shepard Kraemer( Book )

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

The establishment of proper mental disposition and practice : the origin, meaning, and social purpose of the prohibition of oaths in Matthew by Nathaniel DesRosiers( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This dissertation discusses the meaning of the prohibition of oaths in Matthew 5:33-37. In particular, this work examines why Matthew's Gospel presents the practice of oath-taking as a particularly reprehensible offense rivaling revenge, adultery, and murder. Matthew's view is especially complicated when one considers the ubiquity of oaths in antiquity, as they were used to conclude virtually any social, political, or business contract. Overall, the dissertation explores both the social disadvantages as well as the philosophical benefits that could result from the avoidance of oaths in antiquity. This work also focuses on the enlightening parallels found in the works of the moral philosophers who also encouraged their audiences to refrain from oath-taking. While these authors are not attacking the oath itself, they are arguing against the misuse or misapplication of oaths, which inevitably leads to dishonesty and perjury. Philosophers also argue that oaths put unnatural constraints on humans, limiting one's ability to live the philosophical lifestyle. Thus, these authors were calling for moderation in oath-taking so that the individual is not distracted away from the pursuit of philosophy or moral progress. Drawing on the antecedent literature it appears that Matthew did not create the anti-oath polemic on his own. Rather, his text is also a part of this widespread philosophical movement that sought to eliminate the swearing of oaths and promote "mental asceticism." Although there are similarities between Matthew and he antecedent texts, the Matthean polemic is unique because of the completeness of the prohibition and its deep integration within the Gospel as a whole. As such, the reader can gain a better understanding of Matthew's overall program by uncovering the purpose behind the author's extraordinary views on swearing. Matthew's anti-oath polemic functions as a highly charged piece of political rhetoric directed against his opponents, highlighting their misuse of oaths as a clear demonstration of their hypocrisy and immoderate nature. Alternatively, much like the moral philosophers before him, Matthew's text also indicates that avoiding oaths contributes to the development of an appropriate mental disposition, allowing the individual to remain focused and unfettered
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

Gender by Ross Shepard Kraemer( )

1 edition published in 2013 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

 
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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-

Shepard Kraemer, Ross 1948-

Languages
English (159)

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, reconsidered