Magazine article U.S. Catholic

The Strength of Her Witness

Magazine article U.S. Catholic

The Strength of Her Witness

Article excerpt

read

THE STRENGTH OF HER WITNESS Edited by Elizabeth A. Johnson (Orbis Books, 2016)

[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED]

"What difference do women's voices make in interpreting the meaning of Jesus Christ?" asks Elizabeth Johnson in her introduction to The Strength of Her Witness. This book, edited by Johnson, attempts to answer that question.

The title is an homage to the Samaritan woman at the well who, in the Gospel of John, goes back to her city and shares her unique encounter with Jesus. The gospel credits her with spreading the word about Christ's mission and identity, saying that "many Samaritans from that city believed in him because of the woman's testimony" (John 4:39). Women, according to both the author of John and the authors of The Strength of Her Witness, have unique gifts of evangelism and their own ways of understanding the good news of Christ. And like the woman at the well, who went back and inspired her entire town, the articles in this book hold meaning for all genders, ethnicities, and classes. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.