Reformed and Feminist: A Challenge to the Church / Edition 1

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Overview

This fresh, insightful book explores the nature and function of biblical authority for Christian feminism. Johanna van Wijk-Bos demonstrates, from a Reformed/Calvinist context, the importance of sola scriptura for feminist biblical studies. She illustrates the ways in which biblical authority undergirds and expands feminist perspectives. The author draws upon her personal experiences of an early childhood spent in the Nazi-occupied Netherlands and an adolescence in a faith community with a strong Calvinist cast.

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This book is a powerful combination of personal reflection concerning the author's childhood in Nazi-occupied Netherlands, and her adolescence in a conservative reformed community. Also detailed are her experiences combating sexism in the United States as she sought ordination and ministerial position, and the scriptural reflection she currently employs to support her feminism. This professor of Old Testament uses detailed exegesis and belief in scripture to undergird her reflections. Highly recommended for many libraries.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780664251949
  • Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
  • Publication date: 4/28/1991
  • Edition description: 1st ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 132
  • Product dimensions: 5.96 (w) x 9.01 (h) x 0.39 (d)

Meet the Author


Johanna W. H. van Wijk-Bos is Dora Pierce Professor of Bible and Professor of Old Testament at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. Her publications include Reformed and Feminist and Reimagining God, both published by WJK.
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