Womanist Interpretations Of The Bible

Author: Gay L. Byron
Publisher: SBL Press
ISBN: 1628371528
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Womanist Biblical Interpretation: Expanding the Discourse brings together cross-generational and cross-cultural readings of the Bible and other sacred sources by including scholars from the Caribbean, India, and Africa who have not traditionally fit into the narrow U.S., African American paradigm for understanding womanist biblical interpretation. The volume engages the reader in a wide range of interdisciplinary methods and perspectives, such as gender and feminist criticism, social-scientific methods, post-colonial and psychoanalytical theory that emphasize the inherently intersectional dynamics of race, ethnicity, and class at work in womanist thought and analysis.

Insights From African American Interpretation

Author: Mitzi J. Smith
Publisher: Fortress Press
ISBN: 9781506401133
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Each volume in the Insights series discusses discoveries and insights gained into biblical texts from a particular approach or perspective in current scholarship. Accessible and appealing to today’s students, each Insight volume discusses how this method, approach, or strategy was first developed and how its application has changed over time; what current questions arise from its use; what enduring insights it has produced; and what questions remain for future scholarship. Mitzi J. Smith describes the distinctive African American experience of Scripture, from slavery to Black Liberation and beyond, and the unique angles of perception that an intentional African American interpretation brings to the text for a contemporary generation of scholars. Smith shows how questions of race,ethnicity, and the dynamics of “othering” have been developed in African American biblical scholarship, resulting in new reading of particular texts. Further, Smith describes challenges that scholarship raises for the future of biblical interpretation generally.

Reimagining Delilah S Afterlives As Femme Fatale

Author: Caroline Blyth
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9780567673138
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The story of Samson and Delilah in Judges 16 has been studied and retold over the centuries by biblical interpreters, artists, musicians, filmmakers and writers. Within these scholarly and cultural retellings, Delilah is frequently fashioned as the quintessential femme fatale - the shamelessly seductive 'fatal woman' whose sexual treachery ultimately leads to Samson's downfall. Yet these ubiquitous portrayals of Delilah as femme fatale tend to eclipse the many other viable readings of her character that lie, underexplored, within the ambiguity-laden narrative of Judges 16 - interpretations that offer alternative and more sympathetic portrayals of her biblical persona. In Reimagining Delilah's Afterlives as Femme Fatale, Caroline Blyth guides readers through an in-depth exploration of Delilah's afterlives as femme fatale in both biblical interpretation and popular culture, tracing the social and historical factors that may have inspired them. She then considers alternative afterlives for Delilah's character, using as inspiration both the Judges 16 narrative and a number of cultural texts which deconstruct traditional understandings of the femme fatale, thereby inviting readers to view this iconic biblical character in new and fascinating lights.

Feminist Frameworks And The Bible

Author: L. Juliana Claassens
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9780567680068
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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.


Author: Susanne Rudnig-Zelt
Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
ISBN: 3525530773
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English summary: The difficulties and tensions of the Book of Hosea are explained by a critical analysis of its development. The results have important implications for the reconstruction of the history of Israel's theology and literature. German description: Ein zentrales Thema der aktuellen Forschung ist die Bestimmung des Zeitpunktes, zu dem sich Israel religios und theologisch eindeutig von seinen altorientalischen Nachbarn absetzte. Immer noch wird der Prophet Hosea als Kronzeuge der Auffassung herangezogen, dass sich der entscheidende Schritt zur Eigenstandigkeit Israels schon im 8. Jh. v.Chr. vollzogen habe. Die Autorin beweist jedoch das Gegenteil. Sie verdeutlicht, wie stark das Denken in den altesten Texten des Hoseabuches vom altorientalischen Kontext gepragt ist. Ein eigenstandiges Israel ist hier noch nicht zu erkennen. Die Mentalitat tonangebender Kreise der Konigszeit wird somit auf neue Weise transparent. In diesem Sinne leistet das Buch auch einen wichtigen Beitrag zur sog. Monotheismusdebatte.

The Wiley Blackwell Companion To Practical Theology

Author: Bonnie J. Miller-McLemore
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444345728
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Through a series of essays contributed by leading experts in the field, The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Practical Theology presents an introduction to practical theology as a major area of Christian study and practice, including an overview of its key developments, themes, methods, and future directions. The first comprehensive reference work to provide a survey, description and analysis of practical theology as an area of study A range of leading scholars in the field provide original contributions on the major areas, issues, and figures in practical theology Reviews an extensive range of methods for studying theology in practice, along with sub-disciplines in theological education such as pastoral care and preaching Covers developments in the discipline in a range of global contexts and distinct Christian traditions Shows how practical theology is relevant to everyday life