But She Said: Feminist Practices of Biblical Interpretation

But She Said: Feminist Practices of Biblical Interpretation

But She Said: Feminist Practices of Biblical Interpretation

But She Said: Feminist Practices of Biblical Interpretation

Synopsis

One of the world's leading feminist theologians demonstrates how reading the Bible can be spiritually and politically empowering for women. "Schüssler Fiorenza challenges us to destroy the dominant models of biblical interpretations that have held some people in subordination and to construct models that foster emancipatory faith communities."-National Catholic Reporter

Excerpt

Lacking what they want to see
makes my eyes hungry
and eyes can feel
only pain.

Once I lived behind thick walls
of glass
and my eyes belonged
to a different ethic
timidly rubbing the edges
of whatever turned them on.
Seeing usually
was a matter of what was
in front of my eyes
matching what was
behind my brain.
Now my eyes have become
a part of me exposed
quick risky and open
to all the same dangers.

I see much
better now
and my eyes hurt.

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