After Exegesis: Feminist Biblical Theology
Tull, Patricia K. and Jacqueline E. Lapsley, editors
Waco, TX: Baylor University Press, 2015 pp. 296. $49.95
Description: After Exegesis frames an inclusive feminist biblical theology, exploring creation, providence, divine judgment, salvation, praise, justice, authority, inclusion, the “other,” moral agency, suffering, violence, reconciliation, flourishing, and hope. Each chapter places multiple related biblical texts in dialogue around a common theological concern. In so doing, this work exemplifies a central feminist claim: that bringing two or more texts, often born of different contexts, into conversation with each other generates a productive tension that transcends the dominant theological tradition.
After Exegesis thus underscores the fact that the context for feminist biblical theology must be understood more broadly than it has been traditionally construed. The volume demonstrates feminist theology fulfilling this promised breadth, while also staking a claim to the future: theology must attend to humanity’s interdependent connectedness to the rest of creation and to such realities as human embodiment, suffering, oppression, hope, and the multivocal nature of truth.
Subjects: Bible, Literature, Methods, Ideological Critique, Feminist Approaches, Theological Approaches
Review by Lisa W. Davison
Citation: Lisa W. Davison, review of Patricia K. Tull and Jacqueline E. Lapsley, eds., After Exegesis: Feminist Biblical Theology, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2017).
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