Grieving, Brooding, and Transforming: The Spirit, The Bible, and Gender is a collection of scholarly essays by Pentecostal women. It explores troubling biblical texts, as well as those of contemporary church life, in regards to the portrayal of women. The authors seek to identify the presence and work of the Spirit that is often hidden within the contours of these texts. A Pentecostal feminist hermeneutic desires to move beyond suspicion into the deeper terrain of the Spirit’s mission of grieving, brooding, and transforming a broken world. The essays point to the purposes of God toward justice and the healing of creation.
Cheryl Bridges Johns, Ph.D., is Senior Professor of Christian Formation at the Pentecostal Theological Seminary in Cleveland, TN. She has published monographs, including Pentecostal Formation: A Pedagogy Among the Oppressed, as well as various articles and essays.
Lisa P. Stephenson is Professor of Systematic Theology at Lee University in Cleveland, TN. She has published Dismantling the Dualisms for American Pentecostal Women in Ministry, which won the 2013 Pneuma Book Award, as well as various articles and essays.
All interested in the intersection between feminism and Pentecostalism, especially as it relates to reading certain biblical texts and the hermeneutics employed.