Sunday, February 1, 2015

Feminist Interpretation of the Hebrew Bible in Retrospect: Social Location (Volume 2) (Editor; Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2014)

This is the second of a set of three volumes reviewing the progress of feminist Hebrew Bible scholarship over the last 40 years. In it, fourteen essayists focus on the feminist work from various geographical areas and different hermeneutical locations.

Each essay explores the range and depth of feminist exegesis, presents substantial yet easily digestible trends, preferences and perspectives in feminist scholarship, and demonstrates that feminist biblical approaches are not monolithic but diverse in feminist conviction, hermeneutics and method.

The result of this collaborative task is a comprehensive though selective survey, which includes suggestions for future feminist engagement. What feminist biblical scholarship has accomplished during the past forty years is no small feat. But it becomes clear from this volume that much remains to be done in the pursuit of dismantling structures of gender domination in Hebrew Bible exegesis and beyond.

Susanne Scholz is Professor of Old Testament, Perkins School of Theology, Dallas, Texas.

Series: Recent Research in Biblical Studies, 8
978-1-909697-07-2 hardback
Publication November 2014

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