By Silvia Schroer, Sophia Bietenhard

ISBN-10: 0567083721

ISBN-13: 9780567083722

ISBN-10: 0826466893

ISBN-13: 9780826466891

On account that its origins within the women's liberation move, feminist exegesis has been topic not just to the call for to spot the oppressive services of biblical texts, but in addition to give a contribution to the liberation of ladies. What biblical texts can serve this strategy of liberation - for which ladies, lower than what stipulations and in what demeanour? What roles do different types akin to lady, gender, liberation, freedom, holy scripture, church and theology play? This paintings originated from a symposium with feminist biblical specialists from over 20 nations from the world's 5 continents. It presents a outstanding and innovative depiction of the questions important to feminist exegesis and the hermeneutics of liberation. It additionally presents a full of life instance of the type of worldwide dialogue of the Bible and liberation which may occur between ladies from all over the world. usual of this dialogue is the war of words with questions corresponding to contextuality or the range of feminist biblical interpretation (whether of theological or non-theological nature), and transparent positions are desirous about regard to matters corresponding to the termination of anti-Judaism in feminist biblical interpretation or the hazards of neo-colonial domination in feminist-theological reviews. this can be a scholarly, a feminist and a truly political publication.

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In fact, I see it as a position of privilege because it allows me to observe and participate without necessarily becoming embroiled in the discussion in a very personal way. In the classroom too I have not found it a hindrance to be Jewish—quite the opposite. The classroom provides me with the opportunity to stand as a Jew in front of Christian students, to be able to talk about Jewish texts, the Sabbath and the dietary laws from an insider perspective. As a Jew I provide a different lens through which my students can view the Jewishness of Jesus and the early Christian movement and understand more sympathetically such Jewish groups as the Pharisees.

Note the wings of the biblical prophet with whom Eli-Jah, the artist, identifies. 12 Feminist Interpretation of the Bible 'Kandanos'; © Silvia Schroer, Berne. The German triumph stele and its Greek translation as a reminding memorial of the brutal violence against innocentpeople from the village of Kandanos on Crete during the Second World War. SCHROER We Will Know Each Other by Our Fruits' 13 13 successful films such as the Prince of Egypt would be. We would thereby learn much about ourselves and our theology.

Stories like those of the rape of Tamar in Genesis 34, the butchering of the Levite's concubine in Judges 19, or the prostitute who anoints Jesus' feet with her tears and hair in Luke 7 are ones we cannot afford to continue reading without serious rethinking. Their story of women's abuse and subjugation may be too costly to hold on to and too hopelessly misogynistic to try saving. We have to find ways to break the hold that these and other androcentric biblical texts have on us as women by rereading these texts in ways in which they were not meant to be read.

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