Wisdom's Feast: An Invitation to Feminist Interpretation of the Scriptures

Wisdom's Feast: An Invitation to Feminist Interpretation of the Scriptures

by Barbara E. Reid

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Wisdom's Feast: An Invitation to Feminist Interpretation of the Scriptures by Barbara E. Reid


Woman Wisdom in Proverbs 9 invites any who want to learn her ways to come and eat at her table—an image for the rich and satisfying teaching that she offers. In this book Barbara Reid invites readers to this feast, drawing on women's wisdom to offer fresh new interpretations of biblical texts in a way that promotes equal dignity and value for women and men alike.

Reid begins by presenting feminist methods of biblical interpretation and explaining why they are important, giving attention not only to gender perspectives but also to race, class, and culture as determinative factors in how one understands the biblical text. She then presents fresh, readable feminist interpretations of selected Old and New Testament texts. Each chapter concludes with discussion questions for group or personal use.

Making feminist interpretation of Scripture understandable, compelling, and usable, Wisdom's Feastwill be valuable to any readers hungry to learn from the rich insights of feminist biblical scholars.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780802873514
Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
Publication date: 10/03/2016
Pages: 164
Sales rank: 507,154
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author


Barbara E. Reid is vice president, academic dean, and professor of New Testament studies at Catholic Theological Union, Chicago. Her previous books include Taking Up the Cross: New TestamentInterpretation through Latina and Feminist Eyes.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments viii

Abbreviations ix

Introduction 1

1 Creation of the World and of Humankind 13

2 The Entry of Sin into the World and Its Aftermath 25

3 Parables of Female Godliness 39

4 Mary: Prophet of a New Creation 52

5 Women Healed and Healing 65

6 Deacon Phoebe and Other Women Ministers 79

7 Mary Magdalene, Junia, and Other Apostles 91

8 Pitting Mary Against Martha: Conflicts over Women's Roles 105

9 From Death to New Life 120

Conclusion 136

Bibliography 137

Subject and Name Index 142

Scripture Index 147

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