Bread Not Stone: The Challenge of Feminist Biblical Interpretation / Edition 2

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Overview

This feminist classic explores the ways in which women can read the Christian Bible with full understanding of both its oppressive and its liberating functions. In the substantial new Afterword to this edition, Elisabeth Schussler Fiorenza situates Bread Not Stone in relation to mainstream Biblical scholarship, Catholic and Protestant theologies, liberation theologies, and nineteenth-century feminist writings on the Bible.
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Editorial Reviews

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"Elisabeth Schussler Fiorenza stands among the most articulate and respected theologians who have challenged the silence and marginality that have characterized the great majority of Christian women for nearly 2.000 years." —Elaine H. Pagels The New York Times Book Review

"Schussler Fiorenza has provided the feminist reader a valuable new and redemptive way to read the received Bible." —Los Angeles Times

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807012314
  • Publisher: Beacon
  • Publication date: 7/28/1995
  • Edition description: 10th anniversary Edition, Revised
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 223
  • Lexile: 1670L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Meet the Author

Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza, past president of the Society of Biblical Literature, is Krister Stendahl Professor of Scripture and Interpretation at Harvard Divinity School, and a founding coeditor of Feminist Studies in Religion. She is the author of many books, including Bread Not Stone and But She Said. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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Table of Contents

Introduction: Bread Not Stone
1 Women-Church: The Hermeneutical Center of Feminist Biblical Interpretation 1
2 'For the Sake of Our Salvation...': Biblical Interpretation and the Community of Faith 23
3 The Function of Scripture in the Liberation Struggle: A Critical Feminist Hermeneutics and Liberation Theology 43
4 Discipleship and Patriarchy: Toward a Feminist Evaluative Hermeneutics 65
5 Remembering the Past in Creating the Future: Historical-Critical Scholarship and Feminist-Critical Interpretation 93
6 Toward a Critical-Theological Self-Understanding of Biblical Scholarship 117
Afterword: A Critical Theory and Practice of Feminist Interpretation for Liberation Revisited 151
Notes 181
Index 221
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