Item description for The Power of the Word: Scripture And the Rhetroic of Empire by Elisabeth Fiorenza...
Overview What is the purpose of reading the Bible? Elisabeth Schussler Fiorenza tackles the tough question of the Bible's role in the world today and how its vision can further a more just world. She shows particularly the radical power of the Word to challenge imperial ways, the humiliation of persons, and the use of religion itself to keep people down, today as then. Finally, she offers an understanding of the implications of such a program for the field and practice of biblical studies, an indispensable partner in challenging the status quo.
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Studio: Fortress Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.9" Width: 6.3" Height: 0.9" Weight: 1.3 lbs.
Release Date Oct 31, 2007
Publisher AUGSBURG FORTRESS PUB. #99
ISBN 0800638336 ISBN13 9780800638337
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More About Elisabeth Fiorenza
Elisabeth Schussler Fiorenza, past president of the Society of Biblical Literature, is Krister Stendahl Professor of Scripture and Interpretation at Harvard Divinity School, and a founding coeditor of Feminist Studies in Religion. She is the author of many books, including "Bread Not Stone" and "But She Said." She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Elisabeth Schussler Fiorenza currently resides in Cambridge, in the state of Massachusetts.
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