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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9780567688088
Number of Pages: 264
Published: 18/04/2019
Width: 15.6 cm
Height: 23.4 cm
This volume on intercultural biblical interpretation includes essays by feminist scholars from Botswana, Germany, New Zealand, Nigeria, South Africa, and the United States. Reading from a rich variety of socio-cultural locations, contributors present their hermeneutical frameworks for interpretation of Hebrew Bible texts, each framework grounded in the writer's journey of professional or social formation and serving as a prism or optic for feminist critical analysis. The volume hosts a lively conversation about the nature and significance of biblical interpretation in a global context, focusing on issues at the nexus of operations of power, textual ambiguity, and intersectionality. Engaged here are notions of biblical authority and postures of dissent; women's agency, discernment, rivalry, and alliance in ancient and contemporary contexts; ideological constructions of sexuality and power; interpretations related to indigeneity, racial identity, interethnic intimacy, and violence in colonial contexts; theologies of the feminine divine and feminist understandings of the sacred; convictions about interdependence and conditions of flourishing for all beings in creation; and ethics of resistance positioned over against dehumanization in political, theological, and hermeneutical praxes. Through their textual and contextual engagements, contributors articulate a broad spectrum of feminist insights into the possibilities for emancipatory visions of community.

Prof L. Juliana Claassens (University of Stellenbosch, South Africa), Professor Carolyn J. Sharp (Yale Divinity School, USA)

L. Juliana Claassens is Professor of Old Testament at Stellenbosch University, South Africa. Carolyn J. Sharp is Professor of Hebrew Scriptures at Yale Divinity School, USA.

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