Al-Raida Journal: Women and Scriptures in the Arab World


No. 125, Spring 2009

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Table of Contents

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Liberation and Universality: Women in Luke’s Gospel
Johnny B. Awwad
8
A Different Kind of "Scripture": Women’s Access to Religious Knowledge Without the Written Word
Julia Droeber
17
Is Mary Important for Herself or for Being the Mother of Christ in the Holy Qur’an?
Hosn Abboud
26
The Islamic Conception of Women’s Liberation
Aisha Abdul Rahman
32
The Annunciation to Mary, Mother of Jesus in Medieval Christian and Islamic Art of the Book
Mahmoud Al Zibawi
40
Experiencing the Divine Word:
A Women’s Spiritual Gathering in Beirut
Ines Weinrich
48
Sacred Women in Coptic Cinema: Between Faith and Resistance
Lise Paulsen Galal
56
Women’s Marian Devotions in a Melkite Greek Catholic Village in Lebanon
Nancy W. Jabbra
60
Book Reviews
Off the Straight Path: Illicit Sex, Law and Community in Ottoman Aleppo(reviewed by Mary Ann Fay)
Elyse Semerdjian
61
Living Palestine. Family Survival, Resistance, and Mobility under Occupation (reviewed by Annelies Moors)
Lisa Taraki
63