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Womanist Midrash : a reintroduction to the women of the Torah and the throne / Wilda C. Gafney.

By: Material type: TextTextPublisher: Louisville, KY : Westminster John Knox Press, 2017Edition: First editionDescription: 1 online resource (xi, 323 pages)Content type:
  • text
Media type:
  • computer
Carrier type:
  • online resource
ISBN:
  • 9781611648126
  • 1611648122
Subject(s): DDC classification:
  • 221.9/22082 23
LOC classification:
  • BS1181.8
Online resources:
Contents:
Women of the Torah and the throne -- Genesis -- Exodus: these are not all the names -- Leviticus: the heart of Torah -- Numbers: Exodus, part 2 -- Deuteronomy: Torah reenvisioned -- Chapter counting queens -- Overshadowed by Saul -- Dominated by David -- Israel's maligned queens -- Royal women of Judah.
Summary: Womanist Midrash is an in-depth and creative exploration of the well- and lesser-known women of the Hebrew Scriptures. Using her own translations, Gafney offers a midrashic interpretation of the biblical text that is rooted in the African American preaching tradition to tell the stories of a variety of female characters, many of whom are often overlooked and nameless. Gafney employs a solid understanding of womanist and feminist approaches to biblical interpretation and the sociohistorical culture of the ancient Near East. This unique and imaginative work is grounded in serious scholarship and will expand conversations about feminist and womanist biblical interpretation.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Women of the Torah and the throne -- Genesis -- Exodus: these are not all the names -- Leviticus: the heart of Torah -- Numbers: Exodus, part 2 -- Deuteronomy: Torah reenvisioned -- Chapter counting queens -- Overshadowed by Saul -- Dominated by David -- Israel's maligned queens -- Royal women of Judah.

Womanist Midrash is an in-depth and creative exploration of the well- and lesser-known women of the Hebrew Scriptures. Using her own translations, Gafney offers a midrashic interpretation of the biblical text that is rooted in the African American preaching tradition to tell the stories of a variety of female characters, many of whom are often overlooked and nameless. Gafney employs a solid understanding of womanist and feminist approaches to biblical interpretation and the sociohistorical culture of the ancient Near East. This unique and imaginative work is grounded in serious scholarship and will expand conversations about feminist and womanist biblical interpretation.

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