The Samaritan Woman's Story: Reconsidering John 4 After #Churchtoo
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About the Author
Caryn A. Reeder (PhD, University of Cambridge) is professor of New Testament and co-coordinator of the Gender Studies program at Westmont College. Her books include The Enemy in the Household: Family Violence in Deuteronomy and Beyond and Gendering War and Peace in the Gospel of Luke.
"If ever a story needs retelling, it is that of the falsely maligned Samaritan woman (John 4). Reeder sets the record straight-the Samaritan woman is not the sexual sinner alleged by previous commentators. Reeder brings to life the woman's historical circumstances and expertly locates this story within the overarching narrative and theology of John's Gospel. Reeder reclaims the Samaritan woman's voice for the church today. Beautifully written, pastors and lay leaders alike will be inspired and encouraged to raise up women theologians, teachers, and evangelists."
Lynn H. Cohick, provost and dean of academic affairs, professor of New Testament, Northern Seminary
"I've watched with shame and horror at the many stories of abuse exposed by the #MeToo and #ChurchToo movements. I was even more shocked when I saw the Samaritan woman among the abused and heard the church's Bible reading indicted. What happens when a careful New Testament scholar offers her prophetic voice at a critical, cultural moment? You get this amazing, convicting book and a better church."
Jon Lemmond, lead pastor of Trinity Covenant Church, Salem, Oregon