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Overview This book is the result of a collaborative effort on the part of a group of outstanding theologians, historians, and biblical scholars within the American Academy of Religion and the Society of Biblical Literature. Clarifying for themselves and others the distinctive character of feminist interpretation, they continue the process of liberating the word that concerns the whole church.
This book is the result of a collaborative effort on the part of a group of outstanding theologians, historians, and biblical scholars within the American Academy of Religion and the Society of Biblical Literature. Clarifying for themselves and others the distinctive character of feminist interpretation, they continue the process of liberating the word that concerns the whole church.
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Studio: Westminster John Knox Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.02" Width: 6.07" Height: 0.57" Weight: 0.58 lbs.
Release Date Feb 3, 2004
Publisher Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN 0664246397 ISBN13 9780664246396
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Misleading Title Jan 31, 2002
This book has a lot of information about feminism, and a lot of information about Christianity, but no "feminist interpretation of the Bible". It is very dry, and appropriate for those readers who have a deep interest in feminist theory. I was expecting an analysis of the Bible from a feminist point of view, and was disappointed.
Open Your Mind To The Riches Of The Bible May 30, 2001
This phenomenal book will open your mind to a fresh persective of the Bible, as it is examined by the most oppressed group of people in the history of the world - women! Historically female interpretation of the Bible has been considered irrelevant, but this work clearly demonstrates that feminist scholars have much to contribute to Biblical understanding. The authors often bring out aspects of the Biblical text that have historically been disregarded, but are nevertheless right there for all to see.
One reason why this book is great place to start your journey into feminist Biblical interpretation is it's format: its not too long, its scholary, and its edited. These 3 qualities are all interrelated, giving you a work that critically examines the main stream of feminist interpretation that's not too difficult to get through.
After reading this book you will realize that reading the Bible from a feminist perspective is like seeing a picture in 3-D rather than 2. You will see the freedom and liberty that God intends for all people. I think you'll also agree that without feminist interpretation some of the riches and depths of the Bible are lost.