Feminist Interpretation of the Hebrew Bible in Retrospect II: Social Locations
Scholz, Susanne, editor
Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix, 2014 pp. xvi + 318. $95.00
Recent Research in Biblical Studies, 8
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Description: 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.
Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Literature, Methods, Ideological Critique, Feminist Approaches, Other Methods
Review by Christina Landman
Citation: Christina Landman, review of Susanne Scholz, ed., Feminist Interpretation of the Hebrew Bible in Retrospect II: Social Locations, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2016).
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