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Kraemer, Ross Shepard 1948-

Overview
Works: 30 works in 196 publications in 2 languages and 14,395 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography‡vDictionaries  Reference works  Sources  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Honoree, Thesis advisor
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Most widely held works about Ross Shepard Kraemer
 
Most widely held works by Ross Shepard Kraemer
Her share of the blessings : women's religions among pagans, Jews, and Christians in the Greco-Roman world by Ross Shepard Kraemer( )

27 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,275 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( )

16 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 2,943 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
When Aseneth met Joseph : a late antique tale of the biblical patriarch and his Egyptian wife, reconsidered by Ross Shepard Kraemer( )

23 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,169 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."
Women's religions in the Greco-Roman world : a sourcebook by Ross Shepard Kraemer( )

23 editions published in 2004 in English and Italian and held by 1,978 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
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 1,641 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
Religions of Star trek by Ross Shepard Kraemer( )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 822 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
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 669 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unreliable witnesses : religion, gender, and history in the Greco-Roman Mediterranean by Ross Shepard Kraemer( Book )

26 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 503 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
A most reliable witness : essays in honor of Ross Shepard Kraemer( )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

WOMEN IN SCRIPTURE by Ross Shepard Kraemer( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries 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 2 WorldCat member libraries 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

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

Dangerous, wicked and impious : female authority in early Christian churches by Ross Shepard Kraemer( Recording )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Women & Christian Origins (Women and Christian Origins) by Ross Shepard Kraemer( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 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

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

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

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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Kraemer, Ross

Kraemer, Ross S.

Kraemer, Ross S. 1948-

Kramer, Ross S.

Shepard Kraemer, Ross

Shepard Kraemer, Ross 1948-

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Women & Christian originsWhen Aseneth met Joseph : a late antique tale of the biblical patriarch and his Egyptian wife, reconsideredWomen's religions in the Greco-Roman world : a sourcebookWomen in scripture : a dictionary of named and unnamed women in the Hebrew Bible, the Apocryphal/Deuterocanonical books, and the New TestamentReligions of Star trekMaenads, martyrs, matrons, monastics : a sourcebook on women's religions in the Greco-Roman worldUnreliable witnesses : religion, gender, and history in the Greco-Roman MediterraneanMaenads, martyrs, matrons, monasteries : a sourcebook on women's religions in the Greco-Roman world