A Women's Lectionary for the Whole Church Year B

Wilda C. Gafney

Jul/2023, 360 Pages, Paperback, 6 x 9

ISBN-13: 9781640655706



The next installment in the critically acclaimed lectionary series that focuses on women's stories.

In this second volume of the three-volume Women's Lectionary for the Whole Church, widely praised womanist bible scholar and priest Wil Gafney selects scripture readings that emphasize women's stories. Focusing especially on the Gospel of Mark, Year B of A Women's Lectionary features Gafney's fresh, inclusive, and thought-provoking translations of every reading, alongside commentary on each reading. Designed for liturgical use or scriptural study, this resource offers a new perspective on the Bible and the liturgical year.

“Gafney's paradigm-shifting scholarship will influence biblical preaching and teaching for generations to come." —National Catholic Reporter

WILDA C. GAFNEY (WIL) is a Hebrew biblical scholar and Episcopal priest, a former Army chaplain, and congregational pastor in the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church. She is a graduate of Duke University (PhD) and Howard University (M Div). In addition to her biblical scholarship, she has written for Sojourners,Huffington Post,Feasting on the Word, and Working Preacher. She is also an editor and essayist and author of several other books and teaches at Brite Divinity School. She lives in Fort Worth, Texas.

“In her stunning new lectionary series, Wilda Gafney has restaged the old, old story by recentering it on those who lived mostly at the edges—women with their own stories to tell, now blinking in bright new lights long trained on the men in their lives.”—Barbara Brown Taylor, coeditor of Feasting on the Word

“With scholarly rigor and pastoral embrace, a painter’s attention to detail and a sculptor’s care for craft, the Rev. Dr. Wil Gafney has given the Church a tremendous gift. A Women’s Lectionary for the Whole Church helps the reader to encounter the Divine with fresh eyes and a renewed spirit.”—Jeff Chu, author of Does Jesus Really Love Me? A Gay Christian’s Pilgrimage in Search of God in America

“With the precision of a biblical scholar and the faith of an Episcopal Priest, Wilda Gafney reconfigures our biblical gaze and expands our theological imagination, bringing us closer toward understanding the image of God in which we are all created. A Women’s Lectionary for the Whole Church is an essential tool for all ‘who seek to know God more clearly and to follow God more nearly.’”—Kelly Brown Douglas, Dean of Episcopal Divinity School at Union Theological Seminary, Bill and Judith Moyers Professor of Theology

“Gafney's paradigm-shifting scholarship will influence biblical preaching and teaching for generations to come." —National Catholic Reporter". . . some of the best of recent biblical scholarship . . . "—Anglican Theological Review

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