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Feminist New Testament Studies
Global and Future Perspectives
 
 
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This volume is an engaging and provocative introduction to Feminist Biblical Studies. The authors draw upon their own social, cultural and religious backgrounds and experiences in reading the New Testament as feminists in the context of globalization. They provide intentional interpretations of biblical texts that cast gender, race, class and power relationships as issues inherent in both the content and context of scripture and its interpretation. The essays call into question feminist social engagement that does not extend beyond academic halls, churches and Christians, suggesting directions for future research and teaching in Feminist Biblical Studies.


Description

This volume is an engaging and provocative introduction to Feminist Biblical Studies. The authors draw upon their own social, cultural and religious backgrounds and experiences in reading the New Testament as feminists in the context of globalization. They provide intentional interpretations of biblical texts that cast gender, race, class and power relationships as issues inherent in both the content and context of scripture and its interpretation. The essays call into question feminist social engagement that does not extend beyond academic halls, churches and Christians, suggesting directions for future research and teaching in Feminist Biblical Studies.


Reviews

"The contributors to this volume provide us with valuable resources and models to help students envision biblical studies in a critical and ethically responsible way. They carefully assess biblical studies and its relationship to women in all cultural contexts around the world and also dare to offer new interpretations for all of us." - Daniel Patte, Vanderbilt University, author of Ethics of Biblical Interpretation and general editor of Global Bible Commentary.


Contents

Acknowledgments; K.O'Brien Wicker
Introduction; A.Spencer-Miller
Conversation I: Europe & North America
The Power of the Word: Charting Critical Global Feminist New Testament Studies; E.Schussler Fiorenza
Globalization, Transnational Feminisms, and the Future of Biblical Critique; E.Castelli
Response;S.Briggs
The Challenge of `Blackness' for Rearticulating the Meaning of Global Feminist New Testament Interpretation; G. L. Byron
Response: Paradoxes of Positionality: The Key to Feminist New Testament Studies; K.J. Torjesen
Reflections on Conversation I; S.Gravlee, E.Jacklin, P.Perelman
Conversation II: Asia & Latin America
My Journey as a Latin American Feminist New Testament Scholar; A.B. Spencer
Response; E.C.Frazier
Biblical Studies in the 21st Century: A Japanese/Asian Feminist Glimpse; H.Kinukawa
Response; Z.Ng
Feminist Theologies in Latin America; R.Radford Ruether
Reflections on Conversation II; H.Hight, L.Sohn
Conversation III: Africa & the Diaspora
Rahab is Hanging Out a Red Ribbon: One African Woman's Perspective on the Future of Feminist New Testament Scholarship; M.W. Dube
Response: From Scarlet Cord to Red Ribbon: A Perilous Passage; I.Balseiro
Lucy Bailey Meets the Feminists; A.Spencer-Miller
Response; L.E.Galloway
Signifying on Scriptures: An African Diaspora Proposal for Radical Readings; L.Wimbush
Reflections on Conversation III; N.Champagne, F.Nolasco, & K.Van Heest


Authors

KATHLEEN O'BRIEN WICKER is Emerita Professor of Religious Studies at Scripps College and Adjunct Professor at Claremont Graduate University, USA.

MUSA W. DUBE is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Scripps College, USA.

ALTHEA SPENCER-MILLER is Adjunct Professor at Scripps College, USA.