Introducing the Women's Hebrew Bible

Feminism, Gender Justice, and the Study of the Old Testament (2nd edition)

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Susanne Scholz
  • New York: 
    Bloomsbury Academic
    , August
     2017.
     224 pages.
     $15.36.
     Paperback.
    ISBN
    9780567663368.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.

Description

Introducing the Women's Hebrew Bible is an up-to-date feminist introduction to the historical, socio-political, and academic developments of feminist biblical scholarship. In the second edition of this popular text, Susanne Scholz offers new insights into the diverse field of feminist studies on the Hebrew Bible. Scholz provides a new introductory survey of the history of feminism more broadly, giving context to its rise in biblical studies, before looking at the history and issues as they relate specifically to feminist readings and readers of the Hebrew Bible. Scholz then presents the life and work of several influential feminist scholars of the Bible, outlining their career paths and the characteristics of their work. The volume also outlines how to relate the Bible to sexual violence and feminist postcolonial demands. Two new chapters further delineate recent developments in feminist biblical studies. One chapter addresses the relationship between feminist exegesis and queer theory as well as masculinity studies. Another chapter problematizes the gender discourse as it has emerged in the Christian Right's approaches to the Old Testament.

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

Susanne Scholz is Professor at Perkins School of Theology of Southern Methodist University.

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