The New Perspective on Mary and Martha
Do Not Preach Mary and Martha Again Until You Read This!
Imprint: Wipf and Stock
"The industrious 'Marthas' accomplish many necessary tasks--like meal preparation--but in reality, the contemplative and studious 'Marys' have chosen a higher calling. Really? What's a woman to do? Mary Hanson mounts a formidable challenge to this rarely questioned polarization, not to mention, enigma. Her careful handling of the Gospel texts forces us to take a second look, and in the process gain a new perspective on women's 'ministries.'"
--William W. Klein, Professor of New Testament, Denver Seminary
"The story of Mary and Martha is perhaps too familiar to most of us. A new perspective is not only needed but now available. Readers of any background will appreciate the academic integrity and accessibility in this new book. Mary Hanson Stromer is a capable writer with enormous biblical perception. I plan to promote this book widely and I hope you join me."
--Mimi Haddad, President, Christians for Biblical Equality