Resurrecting Eve: Women of Faith Challenge the Fundamentalist Agenda


A daring and original examination of the church’s endeavors to decriminalize Eve and offers women a return to their rightful place of equality within Christianity



Finding Eve’s spirit in the teachings of Jesus, authors Roberta Pughe and Paula Sohl explore her bold, self-directed, and inquisitive nature as a model for women today who have been negatively affected by the oppressive and hierarchical fundamentalist Church.

Drawing on personal experiences, Paula and Roberta analyze fundamentalist systems from political, theological, and psychological perspectives to unveil the ways patriarchal religious dogma stifles women’s voices and spirits.

Filled with profound theological reflections, moving stories of women embracing their spiritual power, and healing ritual ideas and dance, Resurrecting Eve offers women a return to their rightful place of equality and authority within Christianity.


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  • “Pughe’s and Sohl’s artful analysis in Resurrecting Eve adds a powerful new voice to the new spiritualities of women emerging from African-American, Latina and Asian-American communities. This book especially lays bare the violation of human values, and of the Christian gospel, currently perpetrated among patriarchal networks of the U.S. Christian Right. Essential reading.”

    Mark Lewis Taylor
    Professor of Theology and Culture, Princeton Theological Seminary Author, Religion, Politics and the Christian Right