The Bible As Political Artifact

On the Feminist Study of the Hebrew Bible

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Susanne Scholz
  • Minneapolis, MN : 
    Fortress Press
    , October
     352 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.


Biblical studies and the teaching of biblical studies are clearly changing, though it is less clear what the changes mean and how we should evaluate them. Susanne Scholz casts a feminist eye on the politics of pedagogy, higher education, and wider society, decrypting important developments in “the architecture of educational power.” She also examines how the increasingly intercultural, interreligious, and diasporic dynamics in society inform the hermeneutical and methodological possibilities for biblical exegesis. Taken as a whole, these fourteen chapters demonstrate that the foregrounding of gender, placed into its intersectional contexts, offers intriguing and valuable alternative ways of seeing the world and the Bible’s place in it.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Susanne Scholz teaches Old Testament/Hebrew Bible at Perkins School of Theology/SMU in Dallas, Texas.


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