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date: 12 December 2019

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Feminist biblical hermeneutics has produced many fissures. First-wave and second-wave feminists argued whether the Bible was even salvageable. Womanist and Latina interpreters insisted on the authenticity of their traditions. Second-wave scholars who excavated the texts for women’s history were critiqued by others who said “women” were purely constructs. Many scholars now seek to combine historical and ideological approaches. Third-wave feminists promote individualism and diversity, many continuing the struggle inherited from a previous generation. Because young feminists who remain in religious communities cannot take equality for granted, they exhibit a passion that promises to keep feminism vibrant in the twenty-first century.

Keywords: feminist, feminism, Bible, biblical, hermeneutics, first-wave, second-wave, third-wave, womanist, Latina

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