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Feminist Interpretation of the Hebrew Bible in Retrospect: II. Social Locations

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This is the second of a set of three volumes reviewing the progress of feminist Hebrew Bible scholarship over the last 40 years. In it, fourteen essayists focus on the feminist work from various geographical areas and different hermeneutical locations.

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This is the second of a set of three volumes reviewing the progress of feminist Hebrew Bible scholarship over the last 40 years. In it, fourteen essayists focus on the feminist work from various geographical areas and different hermeneutical locations.

Each essay explores the range and depth of feminist exegesis, presents substantial yet easily digestible trends, preferences and perspectives in feminist scholarship, and demonstrates that feminist biblical approaches are not monolithic but diverse in feminist conviction, hermeneutics and method.

The result of this collaborative task is a comprehensive though selective survey, which includes suggestions for future feminist engagement. What feminist biblical scholarship has accomplished during the past forty years is no small feat. But it becomes clear from this volume that much remains to be done in the pursuit of dismantling structures of gender domination in Hebrew Bible exegesis and beyond.

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Susanne Scholz INTRODUCTION Social Location and Feminist Hebrew Bible interpretation PART I: SAMPLING CONTINENTAL GEOGRAPHIES Musa Dube 1. TALITHA CUM HERMENEUTICS Some African Women’s Ways of Reading the Bible Angela Wai Ching Wong 2. BEYOND COLONIALISM AND POSTCOLONIALISM Feminist Readings of the Bible in East Asia Monica J. Melanchthon 3. ENGAGING WOMEN’S EXPERIENCES IN THE STRUGGLE FOR JUSTICE, DIGNITY, AND OUR HUMANITY Hebrew Bible Readings by South Asian Women Deborah Rooke 4. GROUNDED IN A HISTORICAL-LITERARY DIVIDE Gendered Bible Meanings in Europe Mercedes L. García Bachmann 5. THIRSTY ENOUGH FOR FEMINIST BIBLICAL INTERPRETATION? Contextual Readings by Women from Latin America Susanne Scholz 6. DISCOVERING A LARGELY UNKNOWN PAST FOR A VIBRANT PRESENT Feminist Hebrew Bible Studies in North America PART II: SAMPLING HERMENEUTICAL LOCATIONS Esther Fuchs 7. A FEMINIST HERMENEUTICS OF RESISTANCE A Jewish Response to Interpretive Hegemony Janet Everhart 8. WOMEN WHO LOVE WOMEN READING HEBREW BIBLE TEXTS About a Lesbian Biblical Hermeneutics Rebecca M. Raphael 9. THE POWER OF BODIES Contextual Readings by Women with Disabilities Laura Hobgood-Oster 10. STANDING IN THE MIDST OF THE ANTHROPOCENE Ecofeminist Approaches to the Hebrew Bible Pamela Milne 11. FEMINIST-CRITICAL SCHOLARSHIP FROM SECULAR PERSPECTIVES The Hebrew Bible in the Context of Women’s Lives in This World Katharina von Kellenbach 12. FINDING NON-COMPETITIVE EXEGETICAL APPROACHES About a Feminist Post-Holocaust Hermeneutics of the Hebrew Bible Karen Strand Winslow 13. RECOVERING REDEMPTION FOR WOMEN Feminist Exegesis in North American Evangelicalism Qudsia Mirza 14. LOCATING HAJAR IN ISLAM Female Bible Characters from a Feminist Muslim Stance

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Author
Susanne Scholz
List Price
£60 / $95 / €75
Series
Recent Research in Biblical Studies
Scholars' Price
£30 / $47 / €37
ISBN 13 hardback
978-1-909697-55-3
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£24.50 / $29.50 / €27
ISBN 13 Paperback
978-1-910928-32-5
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Hardback / Paperback
Page Extent
xiv + 318
Publication Date
Nov-17
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