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An Introduction to Womanist Biblical Interpretation
Junior, Nyasha

Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2015 pp. xxv + 152. $30.00


Description: This book offers a much-needed introduction to womanist approaches to biblical interpretation. It argues that womanist biblical interpretation is not simply a by-product of feminist biblical interpretation but part of a distinctive tradition of African American women's engagement with biblical texts. While womanist biblical interpretation is relatively new in the development of academic biblical studies, African American women are not newcomers to biblical interpretation. Moreover, although some African American women identify themselves as "womanists," the term, its usage, its features, and its connection to feminism remain widely misunderstood. After providing historical background, Junior discusses the current state of womanist biblical interpretation and critical issues related to its development and future. This excellent and accessible resource is perfect for introducing readers to the development and applications of womanist biblical interpretation.

Subjects: Bible, Literature, Methods, Ideological Critique, African-American Approaches

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Review by Shelly Matthews
Published 2/1/2018
Citation: Shelly Matthews, review of Nyasha Junior, An Introduction to Womanist Biblical Interpretation, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2018).


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