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A feminist scrutiny of the metaphors present in the biblical tales Nov 5, 2006
Written by Nicole Wilkinson Duran (part-time pastor at Trinity United Presbyterian Church), Having Men for Dinner: Biblical Women's Deadly Banquets is a scholarly examination of biblical stories of women who kill - in particular, women who kill through the use of serving food and drink, or providing hospitality and comfort to lower the guard of their enemies. Having Men for Dinner covers topics as dark and gritty as the Old Testament stories themselves, such as ruthless revenge for rape victims, the threat of war and genocide, and cold-blooded slaying. A feminist scrutiny of the metaphors present in the biblical tales, and how they speak both to the generations of history and to the modern era, distinguishes the meticulous tone of Having Men for Dinner; study questions to stimulate further discussion round out this excellent supplement for private, group or instructional biblical studies.