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The Bible and Feminism: Remapping the Field

Yvonne Sherwood


This groundbreaking book breaks with established canons and resists some of the stereotypes of feminist biblical studies. A wide range of contributors—from the Netherlands, Germany, Norway, East Africa, South Africa, Argentina, Israel, Hong Kong, the US, the UK, and Iran—showcase new methodological and theoretical movements such as feminist materialisms; intersectionality; postidentitarian ?nomadic? politics; gender archaeology; lived religion; and theories of the human and the posthuman. They engage a range of social and political issues, including migration and xenophobia; divorce and family ... More

Keywords: feminism, Bible, womanism, intersectionality, gender archaeology, queer theory, the family, divorce, posthuman, divorce, abortion, pinkwashing, the Second Amendment, AIDS, the veil

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198722618
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198722618.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Yvonne Sherwood, editor
Professor of Biblical Cultures and Politics, University of Kent

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Yvonne Sherwood

Part I Prophets and Revolutionaries

Chapter 5 Another Esther

Pamela Kirk Rappaport

Part II An Unconventional Tour of The Biblical Canon, Beyond The ‘Canons’ of Feminist/Womanist Criticism

Chapter 13 Home at Last

Rachel Havrelock

Chapter 15 Forget it

Ann Jeffers

Chapter 17 A Foolish King, Women, and Wine

Mercedes L. García Bachmann

Chapter 22 Corporal Ignorance

Jennifer A. Glancy

Part III Offpage: Actualizations and Performances of Scripture Beyond Protestant Models of ‘Reading’

Chapter 30 The Reproductive Rite

Janice Ewurama De-Whyte Sarfo

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