A Feminist Companion to Ruth and Esther

Among the topics included in this volume are composition, Torah, Ruth-the-Cat, female networking-together with much else to inform and stimulate female (and male) biblical scholars and non-scholars.

A Feminist Companion to Ruth and Esther

The second series of Feminist Companions moves beyond the confines of sex- and gender-specific issues and studies of biblical women. Biblical feminist critics now address contemporary life situations, marginalization and a range of questions once not thought accessible to such critique. Feminist theory has also continued a rapid evolution. Among the topics included in this volume are composition, Torah, Ruth-the-Cat, female networking-together with much else to inform and stimulate female (and male) biblical scholars and non-scholars.

Feminist Companion to Ruth

Ruth does not answer the question directly; instead she tells Naomi with whom she worked, shifting attention from the location to ... 185. from the male workers toward the female, avoiding potential romances 36 A Feminist Companion to Ruth.

Feminist Companion to Ruth

This volume is part of a series which provides a fundamental resource for feminist biblical scholarship, containing a comprehensive selection of essays, both reprinted and specially written for the series, by leading feminist scholars. 'An enterprising series of collections of important and pioneering studies.... Those teaching feminist courses will find the books invaluable as a resource for students.' C.S. Rodd, Expository Times.

A Feminist Companion to Reading the Bible

The foreign women, Ruth and Tamar, are absent at the beginnings of 'their' stories, as the stories are told from a Iudahite perspective and not from a ... A Feminist Companion to Ruth (Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press 1993), pp.

A Feminist Companion to Reading the Bible

This valuable resource both presents and demonstrates the numerous developments in feminist criticsm of the Bible and the enormous rage of influence that feminist criticism has come to have in biblical studies. The purpose of the book is to raise issues of method that are largely glossed over or merely implied in most non-feminist works on the Bible. The editors have included broadly theoretical essays on feminist methods and the various roles they may play in research and pedagogy, as well as non-feminist essays that have direct bearing on the methods or subject matter that feminists use, as well as reading that illustrate the variety of methodological strategies adopted by feminist scholars. Some 30 scholars, from North America and Europe, have contributed to this Companion.

A Feminist Companion to Exodus to Deuteronomy

Individual Titles in Feminist Theology Linda Hogan, From Women's Experience to Feminist Theology Lisa Isherwood and Dorothea McEwan (eds.), An A—Z of Feminist Theology Lisa Isherwood ... A Feminist Companion to Ruth Athalya Brenner (ed.) ...

A Feminist Companion to Exodus to Deuteronomy

The studies in this collection, reflecting recent developments in feminist exegesis in Europe and the United States, comprise three 'revisits': the first, to Exodus and Moses, includes Susanne Scholz on a literary feminist reading of Exodus, Harold Washington on Exodus and Zora Neale Hurston's 'Moses, Man of the Mountain', Ilona Rashkow on 'Oedipus Wreckes: Moses and God's Rod', and 'Divine Puppeteer: Yahweh of Exodus' by Cheryl Kirk-Duggan. The second revisit, to Miriam, comprises 'Miriam' by Phyllis Silverman Kramer, 'Miriam Re-Imagined, and Imaginary Women of Exodus in Musical Settings' by Helen Leneman, Alice Bach, 'Dreaming of Miriam's Well' and Irmtraud Fischer on 'The Authority of Miriam'. The third revisit is to Daughters, where Tal Ilan writes on the daughters of Zelophehad and Leila Bronner on' Serah and the Exodus'.

A Feminist Companion to Song of Songs

Carol Meyers, 'Returning Home: Ruth 1.8 and the Gendering of the Book of Ruth', in Athalya Brenner (ed.), A Feminist Companion to Ruth (Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1993), pp. 85-114, argues that the phrase 'mother's house', ...

A Feminist Companion to Song of Songs

The ten essays in this volume, the majority specially written, engage with questions of voice (whose?) and interplay (what kind?) between received interpretation and resisting female reader, and venture into methodological territory familiar and unfamiliar to biblical scholars, including autobiographical criticism. Among earlier readers invoked in these pages are Jerome, Rashi and Fray Luis de LTon, who brush pages with Haitian prostitutes. The three sections of this fresh, colourful and adventurous journey into love, sex, allegory and self inside the Most Sublime Song are: Feminist Appropriations; Specific Readings: Allegories and Feminists; and The Song of Songs Personalized.

Feminist Companion to the Hebrew Bible in the New Testament

273, repr. in Brenner (ed.), Genesis, p. 221; van Dijk-Hemmes, Sporen, pp. 169-71; C. Meyers, 'Returning Home: Ruth 1.8 and the Gendering of the Book of Ruth', in A. Brenner (ed.), A Feminist Companion to Ruth (The Feminist Companion to ...

Feminist Companion to the Hebrew Bible in the New Testament

This volume is part of a series which provides a fundamental resource for feminist biblical scholarship, containing a comprehensive selection of essays, both reprinted and specially written for the series, by leading feminist scholars. The contributors to this volume are Lyn Bechtel, Mark Bredin, Athalya Brenner, Edna Brocke, Carole Fontaine, Lillian Klein, Amy-Jill Levine, Judith Lieu, Heather McKay, Adele Reinhartz, Jane Schaberg, Marla Selvidge, Leonore Siegele-Wenschkewitz, Beverly Stratton, Arie Troost, Pieter van der Horst, and Bea Wyler.

A Feminist Companion to Prophets and Daniel

Individual Titles in Feminist Theology Linda Hogan, From Women '5 Experience to Feminist Theology Lisa Isherwood and Dorothea McEwan (eds.), An A-Z of Feminist Theology Lisa ... A Feminist Companion to Ruth Athalya Brenner (ed.) ...

A Feminist Companion to Prophets and Daniel

This final volume in the Feminist Companion to the Bible Second series is a sparkling collection. These essays revisit the figure of the Goddess, redefine female prophet-(esse)s, consider Yahweh as a violent husband, explore various aspects or eroticism in prophetic literature and discuss how to say no to a prophet. In the section on Daniel the Obtuse Foreign Ruler is viewed from the perspective of both feminism and humor, while Belshazzar's mother is proposed as another wise queen. Contributors include Judith Hadley, Esther Fuchs, Renate Jost, Rainer Kessler, Gerlinde Baumann, Mary Shields, Erin Runions, Tamar Kamlonkowski, Ulrike Sals, Julia M. O'Brien, Mayer Gruber, H. von Deventer, and Emily Sampson.

A Feminist Companion to Samuel and Kings

FEMINIST THEOLOGY TITLES Individual Titles in Feminist Theology Linda Hogan, From Women's Experience to Feminist Theology Lisa Isherwood and Dorothea McEwan (eds), An A—Z of Feminist ... A Feminist Companion to Ruth Athalya Brenner (ed.) ...

A Feminist Companion to Samuel and Kings

This collection of studies, reflecting developments in feminist exegesis over the last few years in Europe and the United States, includes treatments of key female figures ('Tamar and the "Coat of Many Colours"' by Adrien Janis Bledstein; 'Michal, the Barren Wife' by Lillian R. Klein; 'On Centering a Fringe Figure: The Wife of Jeroboam in 1 Kings 14:1-18' by Uta Schmidt; 'The Widow of Zarephath and the Great Woman of Shunem: A Comparative Analysis of Two Stories' by Jopie Siebert-Hommes), and a new examination of a biblical threesome, 'Saul, David and Jonathan: The Story of a Triangle? A Contribution to the Issue of Homosexuality in the First Testament' by Silvia Schroer and Thomas Staubli.

Dictionary of the Old Testament Wisdom Poetry Writings

repr. in A Feminist Companion to the Song of Songs, ed. ... A. Brenner (FCB 7; Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1993) 47- 70; L. E. Donaldson, “The Sign of Orpah: Reading Ruth through Native Eyes,” in Ruth and Esther, ed.

Dictionary of the Old Testament  Wisdom  Poetry   Writings

Tremper Longman III and Peter E. Enns edit this collection of 148 articles by over 90 contributors on Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs, Lamentations, Ruth and Esther.

A Feminist Companion to Genesis

This volume in the acclaimed feminist companion to the bible series, edited by Athalya Brenner, draws together a range of leading biblical commentators to discuss one of the most challenging and fascinating biblical texts for feminist ...

A Feminist Companion to Genesis

This volume in the acclaimed feminist companion to the bible series, edited by Athalya Brenner, draws together a range of leading biblical commentators to discuss one of the most challenging and fascinating biblical texts for feminist interpretation, the book of Genesis.

Feminist Biblical Studies in the Twentieth Century

The other highly influential publication of the 1990s is the nineteenvolume Feminist companion series to the hebrew ... (1993); A Feminist Companion to Ruth (1993); A Feminist Companion to Samuel to Kings (1994); A Feminist Companion to ...

Feminist Biblical Studies in the Twentieth Century

Chart the development of feminist approaches and theories of interpretation during the period when women first joined the ranks of biblical scholars This collection of essays on feminist biblical studies in the twentieth century seeks to explore four areas of inquiry demanding further investigation. In the first section, articles chart the beginnings and developments of feminist biblical studies as a conversation among feminists around the world. The second section introduces, reviews, and discusses the hermeneutic religious spaces created by feminist biblical studies. The third segment discusses academic methods of reading and interpretation that dismantle androcentric language and kyriarchal authority. The fourth section returns to the first with work that transgresses academic boundaries in order to exemplify the transforming, inspiring, and institutionalizing feminist work that has been and is being done to change religious mindsets of domination and to enable wo/men to engage in critical readings of the Bible. Features: Essays examine the rupture or break in the malestream reception history of the Bible Exploration of the term feminism in different social-cultural and theoretical-religious locations Authors from around the world present research and future directions for research challenging the next generation of feminist interpreters

The Oxford Handbook of Feminist Approaches to the Hebrew Bible

They are: A Feminist Companion to Genesis (1993); A Feminist Companion to Judges (1993); A Feminist Companion to the Song of Songs (1993); A Feminist Companion to Ruth (1993); A Feminist Companion to Samuel to Kings (l 994); A Feminist ...

The Oxford Handbook of Feminist Approaches to the Hebrew Bible

The Oxford Handbook of Feminist Approaches to the Hebrew Bible brings together 37 essential essays written by leading international scholars, examining crucial points of analysis within the field of feminist Hebrew Bible studies. Organized into four major areas - globalization, neoliberalism, media, and intersectionality - the essays collectively provide vibrant, relevant, and innovative contributions to the field. The topics of analysis focus heavily on gender and queer identity, with essays touching on African, Korean, and European feminist hermeneutics, womanist and interreligious readings, ecofeminist and animal biblical studies, migration biblical studies, the role of gender binary voices in evangelical-egalitarian approaches, and the examination of scripture in light of trans women's voices. The volume also includes essays examining the Old Testament as recited in music, literature, film, and video games. The Oxford Handbook of Feminist Approaches to the Hebrew Bible charts a culturally, hermeneutically, and exegetically cutting-edge path for the ongoing development of biblical studies grounded in feminist, womanist, gender, and queer perspectives.

Women in the Hebrew Bible

In A Feminist Companion to Exodus - Deuteronomy . Ed . Athalya Brenner . Sheffield : Sheffield Academic Press . 1994. “ Who's Afraid of Feminist Criticism ? Who's Afraid of Biblical Humour ? The Case of the Obtuse Foreign Ruler in the ...

Women in the Hebrew Bible

Feminist analysis of the Bible offers clues to the beginnings of gender bias in Western culture. In this book, the essays range from feminist strategies for understanding the social world of the time of the production of the Hebrew Bible to interpretations of key female literary figures such as Ruth, Sarah, Judith, Esther, Rachel, and Leah.

On Her Account

Bledstein, Adrien J. “Female Companionships: If the Book of Ruth Were Written By a Woman.” Pages 116–33 in Brenner, ed., A Feminist Companion to Ruth. Blenkinsopp, Joseph. Judaism, the First Phase: The Place of Ezra and Nehemiah in the ...

 On Her Account

Anne-Mareike Wetter investigates how the books of Ruth, Esther and Judith contribute to the discussion about Israel's ethnic and religious identity in the formative period following the Babylonian Exile. Although each of these narratives deals with variations of the theme of survival in a hostile world, the question underlying them is a different one: “Who are we, and who is our 'other'?” The narratives are presented as sequels to Israel's history as put forward in other (now biblical) texts, and presuppose God's continuing involvement with his people. However, they subtly modify the way in which Israel can or should relate to her God by suggesting alternatives for official Temple worship or bypassing the latter altogether. While older prophetic texts make use of metaphoric language portraying Israel as YHWH's unfaithful wife, grieving widow, or ravaged virgin, Ruth, Esther and Judith can be construed as embodiments of Israel of a different kind. Wetter argues for a revisioning of Israel in and through the bodies of the three female characters, as a community which is simultaneously vulnerable and inviolable, marginalized and empowered. Their tricksterism, in all its comicality, underlines the precarious situation in which the women and the community they represent are caught. Yet it also has the power to both defeat threats from outside and amend Israel's self-perception on the inside. Israel no longer has to perceive of itself as a battered wife but as one who can deploy her qualities – seductive and otherwise – for the survival of the community.

Plotted Shot and Painted

Bos, Johanna W.H. 1988 'Out of the Shadows: Genesis 38; Judges 4.17–22; Ruth 3', Semeia 42, pp. 37-67. Brenner, Athalya 1983 'Naomi and Ruth', Vetus Testamentum 23, pp. 385–97 (repr. in Brenner (ed.), A Feminist Companion to Ruth, pp.

Plotted  Shot  and Painted

'... introduces the reader to an extraordinarily rich variety of critical experiences, which far transcends the limitations of conventional biblical scholarship' (Prooftexts). This provocative collection of essays begins where Exum's earlier literary-feminist study, Fragmented Women, left off: with the questioning of the androcentric bias of the biblical text and with the aim of subverting its patriarchal perspective. It moves on to stake out new territory for feminist biblical criticism by considering what happens to biblical women in popular culture, in art, and in film and by foregrounding questions about the ways gender interests affect interpretation and about the roles and responsibilities of commentators and readers. Six essays approach gender bias in representation and in interpretation from various angles: 'Bathsheba Plotted, Shot and Painted'; 'Michal at the Window, Michal in the Movies'; 'The Hand that Rocks the Cradle'; 'Prophetic Pornography'; 'Is This Naomi?'; and 'Why, Why, Why, Delilah?''

Helpmates Harlots and Heroes Second Edition

A Feminist Companion to Esther, Judith, and Susanna. FCB 1/7. Sheffield, UK: Sheffield Academic Press, 1995; London and New York: T. & T. Clark, 2004. ———, ed. A Feminist Companion to Ruth. FCB 1/3. Sheffield, UK: Sheffield Academic ...

Helpmates  Harlots  and Heroes  Second Edition

This best-selling book, now revised and updated, shares the work of many feminist biblical scholars who have examined women's stories for several years. These stories are powerful accounts of women in the Old Testament--stories that have profoundly affected how women understand themselves as well as men's perception of them. Here, Alice Bellis shares the research of feminist biblical scholarship during a quarter of a century, which renders a vast amount of refreshing, exciting, sometimes disturbing material.