Handbook of Women Biblical Interpreters: A Historical and Biographical Guide

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"This handbook is a gold mine, a must for all who care about women and religion or the history of the reception of the biblical texts. Page after page, article after article I found myself riveted by what I was learning."
Dale C. Allison Jr., Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

"This handbook is as important as it is fascinating—important for its unparalleled ability to give ear to voices long forgotten and often silenced and fascinating for the way it turns the spotlight on the difficult but spectacular story of ...

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Overview

"This handbook is a gold mine, a must for all who care about women and religion or the history of the reception of the biblical texts. Page after page, article after article I found myself riveted by what I was learning."
Dale C. Allison Jr., Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

"This handbook is as important as it is fascinating—important for its unparalleled ability to give ear to voices long forgotten and often silenced and fascinating for the way it turns the spotlight on the difficult but spectacular story of how women have engaged the Scriptures as they worked to take their rightful places in pulpits, at lecterns, and around the tables of biblical interpretation. I found myself sometimes amazed, sometimes humbled, and often inspired."
Joel B. Green, Fuller Theological Seminary

"This deeply researched and beautifully organized volume fills a huge gap, one which most biblical scholars and church historians never noticed was there. It yields insight into how richly and variously the Bible functioned in diverse communities from late antiquity to modern times as reflected in the lives and writings of remarkable women. The history of biblical interpretation will never look the same again."
Ellen F. Davis, Duke Divinity School

"This most welcome handbook provides a wealth of information about an overlooked dimension of the history of biblical interpretation. The array of interpreters covered here is breathtaking. Marion Ann Taylor has made a real contribution with this expertly edited volume, which recovers and analyzes women's voices. This splendid work deserves a primary place among biblical interpretation resources and much praise for its extensive and exciting discoveries."
Donald K. McKim, editor, Dictionary of Major Biblical Interpreters

"What a gift and an invitation this book is! For too long I have been frustrated at my own lack of knowledge about the history of women's interpretive engagement with the Bible. Marion Taylor's astonishing book changes everything. The judicious choice of women interpreters, the succinct but informative articles, and the immensely valuable bibliographies suddenly make it possible to teach and to write about women's interpretation of the Bible throughout history."
Carol A. Newsom, Emory University

"Through pioneering and painstaking research, the Handbook of Women Biblical Interpreters brilliantly puts on display the insights and reflections of women on the most important book in the history of the world. I have been waiting eagerly for this handbook, and I will henceforth consult it frequently and with delight. All serious students of the Bible need to add it to their collection—especially those who don't think they need it."
Timothy Larsen, Wheaton College

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Editorial Reviews

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Texts about biblical interpreters are nothing new; what separates this one from others is its focus on women. Taylor (Old Testament, Wycliffe College) and Choi (New Testament, Pacific Lutheran Univ.) have curated a collection of 180 entries written by 130 scholars from the United States, Canada, and Europe. Women interpreters and their work over two millennia are analyzed in concise, well-researched entries that each include a short biography and an examination of the interpreter's context and methods. The list of entries includes queens, abbesses, and noblewomen alongside teachers, social reformers, and abolitionists. Names include the familiar (Teresa of Avila, Katherine Parr, Sojourner Truth) and the less famous (Maria W. Miller, Mary Sidney Herbert, R. Roberts). Each signed entry concludes with a list of primary and secondary sources and cross references to contemporaries of the subject entry. The text concentrates on women from the Judeo-Christian traditions and includes scripture quotes from various biblical versions. VERDICT This handbook is an important contribution to the field of biblical interpretation. It provides a voice for women who were marginalized, forgotten, or silenced. The material presumes some knowledge of scripture but is otherwise easily accessible for most readers and is especially apt for seminarians, academics, and religious professionals. Highly recommended for academic libraries and seminaries.—Jacqueline Parascandola, Columbia Univ. Libs., NY
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780801033568
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 10/1/2012
  • Pages: 585
  • Sales rank: 1,307,853
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Marion Ann Taylor (PhD, Yale University) is professor of Old Testament at Wycliffe College, University of Toronto, where she has taught for more than twenty-five years. She has devoted her scholarly research to the history of the interpretation of the Bible and has recently focused on women interpreters of the Bible in the nineteenth century. She is coeditor of Recovering Nineteenth-Century Women Interpreters of the Bible. Agnes Choi (PhD, University of St. Michael's College) is assistant professor of New Testament at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington.

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