Laffey, Alice L. and Mahri Leonard-Fleckman
Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2017 pp. xci + 200. $39.95
Wisdom Commentary, 8
Description: This volume, using multiple methods, seeks to bring together the best scholarship and insight—Jewish and Christian, past and present—that has contributed to our understanding and appreciation of the biblical book of Ruth. As a feminist commentary, it is particularly sensitive to issues of relationship and inclusion, power and agency. In addition to the voices of the primary co-authors, Alice Laffey and Mahri Leonard-Fleckman, the volume incorporates and integrates important contributing voices from diverse contemporary social contexts and geographical locations. In sum, the commentary seeks to allow Ruth, Naomi, and Boaz to speak again for the first time.
Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Writings, Ruth, Literature, Methods, Ideological Critique, Feminist Approaches
Review by Terry Giles
Citation: Terry Giles, review of Mahri Leonard-Fleckman and Alice L. Laffey, Ruth, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2018).
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