The Oxford Handbook of Feminist Approaches to the Hebrew Bible
Edited by Susanne Scholz
- Outlines new directions for the field, simultaneously remaining connected to biblical texts and to broader discussions on culture, politics, and religion
- Conceptualizes feminist biblical studies beyond essentializing notions about “woman” by including essays on gender, queer, and trans studies in biblical interpretation
- Advances feminist, womanist, queer, and gendered interpretations with critical analyses into racism, ethnocentrism, colonialism, and other forms of “othering”
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.
Published: 01 March 2021
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