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Introducing the Women's Hebrew Bible Feminism, Gender Justice, and the Study of the Old Testament,9780567663375

Introducing the Women's Hebrew Bible Feminism, Gender Justice, and the Study of the Old Testament

Edition: 2nd
Format: Hardcover
Pub. Date: 8/10/2017
Publisher(s): Bloomsbury T&T Clark
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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.

Author Biography

Susanne Scholz is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Merrimack College in North Andover, Massachusetts, USA. She holds a Ph.D. in Old Testament from Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York, USA.

Table of Contents

1. From the "Woman's Bible" to the "Women's Bible": The History of Feminist Approaches to the Hebrew Bible
2. A Career As a Feminist Biblical Scholar: Four Stories
3. Gendering the Hebrew Bible: Methodological Considerations
4. Rape, Enslavement and Marriage: Sexual Violence in the Hebrew Bible
5. Hagar, Ruth, and Jezebel As "Other" Women: Integrating Postcolonial Perspectives
6. Masculinity, Queer theory and the Hebrew Bible
7. Feminism, Gender studies and the Christian right

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