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Wisdom's feast : an invitation to feminist interpretation of the scriptures / Barbara E. Reid, O.P.

By: Reid, Barbara E [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Grand Rapids : William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, [2016]Description: x, 154 pages ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780802873514; 0802873510.Subject(s): Bible -- Feminist criticism | Bible and feminismDDC classification: 220.6082 Online resources: Additional Information at Google Books
Contents:
Creation of the world and of humankind -- The entry of sin into the world and its aftermath -- Parables of female godliness -- Mary: prophet of a new creation -- Women healed and healing -- Deacon Phoebe and other women ministers -- Mary Magdalene, Junia, and other women apostles -- Pitting Mary against Martha: conflicts over women's roles -- From death to new life.
Summary: 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 Feast will be valuable to any readers hungry to learn from the rich insights of feminist biblical scholars. (Publisher).
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Book: Standard Hewitson Library, Presbyterian Research Centre
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 137-141) and indexes.

Creation of the world and of humankind -- The entry of sin into the world and its aftermath -- Parables of female godliness -- Mary: prophet of a new creation -- Women healed and healing -- Deacon Phoebe and other women ministers -- Mary Magdalene, Junia, and other women apostles -- Pitting Mary against Martha: conflicts over women's roles -- From death to new life.

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 Feast will be valuable to any readers hungry to learn from the rich insights of feminist biblical scholars. (Publisher).

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