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Yvonne Sherwood

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780198722618

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198722618.001.0001

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Unveiling the European Woman

Unveiling the European Woman

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(p.477) Chapter 26 Unveiling the European Woman
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The Bible and Feminism
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Fatima Tofighi

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198722618.003.0027

In recent years, many biblical scholars have tried to uncover the unethical readings of scriptures. Despite the relatively high prevalence of ethical exegesis, the ramifications of biblical scholarship for people outside Judaism and Christianity have yet to be taken into account. In this essay, I will focus on the interpretation of the veil in ecclesiastical literature and what it entails for both European self-understanding and the exclusion of the veil from the public. I will start by a survey of the reception history of 1 Corinthians 11:5–16, where Paul admonishes women to cover their heads veil praying or prophesying. Then, I will show how the reinterpretation of this passage in modern literature was tantamount to the exclusion of the veil as foreign to European identity.

Keywords:   1 Corinthians 11:5–16, feminist interpretation, ethics of interpretation, veil, reception history

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