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The Power of the Word: Scripture and the Rhetoric of Empire
Schüssler Fiorenza, Elisabeth

Minneapolis: Fortress, 2007 pp. viii + 280. $19.00


Description: What is the purpose of reading the Bible? Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza tackles the tough question of the Bible's role in the world today and how its vision can further a more just world. She shows particularly the radical power of the Word to challenge imperial ways, the humiliation of persons, and the use of religion itself to keep people down, today as then. Finally, she offers an understanding of the implications of such a program for the field and practice of biblical studies, an indispensable partner in challenging the status quo.

Subjects: Methods, Ideological Critique, Feminist Approaches

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Review by Warren Carter
Published 4/12/2008
Citation: Warren Carter, review of Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza, The Power of the Word: Scripture and the Rhetoric of Empire, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2008).


Review by Keith Burton
Published 1/19/2010
Citation: Keith Burton, review of Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza, The Power of the Word: Scripture and the Rhetoric of Empire, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2010).


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