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Feminist Biblical Studies in the Twentieth Century: Scholarship and Movement
Schüssler Fiorenza, Elisabeth, editor

Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2014 pp. xii + 451. $56.95/$76.95

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The Bible and Women, 9.1

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Description: This collection of essays on feminist biblical studies in the twentieth century seeks to explore four areas of inquiry demanding further investigation. In the first section, articles chart the beginnings and developments of feminist biblical studies as a conversation among feminists around the world. The second section introduces, reviews, and discusses the hermeneutic religious spaces created by feminist biblical studies. The third segment discusses academic methods of reading and interpretation that dismantle androcentric language and kyriarchal authority. The fourth section returns to the first with work that transgresses academic boundaries in order to exemplify the transforming, inspiring, and institutionalizing feminist work that has been and is being done to change religious mindsets of domination and to enable wo/men to engage in critical readings of the Bible.

Subjects: Bible, Literature, Methods, Literary Approaches, Hermeneutics, Social-Scientific Approaches, Sociology, Ideological Critique, Feminist Approaches, Postcolonial Approaches

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Review by Carol Meyers
Published 3/8/2016
Citation: Carol Meyers, review of Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza, ed., Feminist Biblical Studies in the Twentieth Century: Scholarship and Movement, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2016).


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