Sharing Her Word: Feminist Biblical Interpretation in Context

Sharing Her Word: Feminist Biblical Interpretation in Context

Sharing Her Word: Feminist Biblical Interpretation in Context

Sharing Her Word: Feminist Biblical Interpretation in Context

Synopsis

"In this new book, biblical scholar Elisabeth Schussler Fiorenza builds on her arguments in Bread Not Stone and But She Said to explore how biblical discourses both shape cultural/religious understandings of violence and discrimination and articulate a religious vision that promotes human dignity, justice, and well-being. Sharing Her Word is a guide for anyone interested in biblical criticism, feminist/gender/women's studies, and the ethics and politics of interpretation." Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Excerpt

I love those who love me,
and those who seek me diligently find me.
Riches and honor are with me,
enduring wealth and prosperity.
My fruit is better than gold, even fine gold,
and my yield than choice silver.
I walk in the way of righteousness,
along the paths of justice,
endowing with wealth those who love me,
and filling their treasuries.

PROVERBS 8:17-21 (NRSV)

AS A LEGACY of suffragist interpretation of scripture in the last century, feminist biblical studies has inherited the Enlightenment's either/or paradigm: either scripture is oppressive or it is liberating. In its search for justice and liberation, feminist biblical interpretation thus confronts two seemingly contradictory hermeneutical insights. On the one hand, the bible is written in androcentric language, has its origin in the patriarchal cultures of antiquity, and has functioned throughout its history for inculcating misogynist mind-sets and oppressive values. On the other hand, the bible has also been experienced as inspiring . . .

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