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The Abrahamic Religions as a Modern Concept  

Mark Silk

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Oct 2015
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Nov 2015
The modern concept of the Abrahamic religions has roots in Christian theology, the academic study of the Near East, and the study of Islam. In the nineteenth century, Protestant theologians ... More

American Jewish History  

Hasia Diner

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Dec 2004
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Sep 2009
American Jewish history as a field of scholarly inquiry takes as its subject-matter the experience of Jews in the United States and places it within the context of both modern Jewish ... More

American Judaism and Race  

Jodi Eichler-Levine

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May 2018
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Mar 2018
Thinking about American Jews, race, and religion entails confronting the instability of those terms. This chapter examines the history of Jews and race in the United States through three ... More

Animal Studies, Feminism, and Biblical Interpretation  

Ken Stone

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Dec 2020
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Nov 2020
What can animal studies contribute to feminist biblical interpretation? This essay explores this question by calling attention to the role of feminist and gender analysis in contemporary ... More

Bathsheba in Contemporary Romance Novels  

Sara M. Koenig

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Dec 2020
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Nov 2020
The biblical texts about Bathsheba have notorious gaps, even by the laconic standards of Hebrew narrative. Post-biblical receptions of the story flesh out the terse chapters of 2 Samuel ... More

The Bible and Anti‐Semitism  

Tobias Nicklas

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Jan 2011
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May 2011
This article examines the misuse of biblical texts in order to underpin the ideology of an ‘Aryan’ or ‘German Christendom’. Seen against the backdrop of anti-Semitic ideologies, it asks to ... More

The Bible and Human Rights from a Feminist Perspective  

Carole R. Fontaine

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Dec 2020
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Nov 2020
This essay explores the socially restrictive traditions that cause scriptural groups to reject the idea of universal rights and equal access to economic, social and cultural rights. This ... More

The Bible, Women, and Video Games  

Linda S. Schearing

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Dec 2020
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Nov 2020
In recent years much has been written about religion, gender, and video games. Indeed, video game worlds often give concrete expression to powerful mythic themes. The video game Bioshock is ... More

Biblical Border Slippage and Feminist Postcolonial Criticism  

Judith E. McKinlay

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Dec 2020
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Nov 2020
The essay takes as its cue the biblical figures of Eve and Wisdom, both of whom slip through the divine/human border. Eve brings knowledge of good and evil and Wisdom offers a concern for ... More

Biblical Interpretation and Kyriarchal Globalization  

Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza

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Dec 2020
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Nov 2020
Feminist biblical studieaas engage both wo/men and gender studies for their work, but the feminist analysis is not identical with and cannot be limited to gender studies. Rather, feminist ... More

Bob Dylan's Bible  

Michael J. Gilmour

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Jan 2011
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May 2011
Few contemporary artists have endured so long, reinvented themselves so frequently and successfully (folk, rock, country, gospel music), and contributed in such diverse media (music, film, ... More

Catholic Androcentric Bible Translations as Global Missionary Tools?  

Carol J. Dempsey OP

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Dec 2020
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Nov 2020
For centuries Catholic biblical scholars translated the Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek books of the Bible into English with the goal of producing even “better” translations than before. Yet ... More

The Challenge of Feminist Bible Translations in African Contexts  

Dora R. Mbuwayesango

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Dec 2020
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Nov 2020
The essay surveys how Bible translations produced by modern colonial missionaries distorted African cultures and religions with special focus on the Shona people of Zimbabwe. It also ... More

The Demand to Listen to Korean “Comfort Women” and to Two Biblical Women  

Yani Yoo

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Dec 2020
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Nov 2020
Correlated to the experiences of Korean comfort women, the story of Solomon’s judgment (1 Kgs. 3:16–28) becomes a resistance narrative to hegemonic powers. The interpretation discusses the ... More

Demography  

Sergio Della Pergola

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Dec 2004
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Sep 2009
The scientific study of the Jewish population, also known as demography of the Jews or Jewish demography, does not actually claim the status of a distinct discipline. It is an area of ... More

Diaspora and Rabbinic Judaism  

Catherine Hezser

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Feb 2008
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Sep 2009
This article discusses how the study of the history, literature, and religious beliefs and practices of ancient Jews in the Land of Israel and the Diaspora provides the proper background ... More

Dietary Law  

David M. Freidenreich

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Oct 2015
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Nov 2015
This survey of Jewish, Christian, and Islamic dietary law finds no recognition within pre-modern sources of the biblical or familial affinities implied by the contemporary term Abrahamic. ... More

Eastern European Jewry in the Modern Period: 1750–1939  

Michael Stanislawski

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Dec 2004
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Sep 2009
This article notes that the study of the modern history of East European Jews is not a field driven at present by deep conceptual or ideological divides or abiding scholarly or ... More

Ecofeminist Biblical Hermeneutics for Cyborgs and the Story of Jezebel  

Arthur W. Walker-Jones

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Dec 2020
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Nov 2020
This chapter examines the Jezebel.com website as a feminist interpretation of the biblical story of Jezebel, in order to discuss the ways digital media make reading more transparent, ... More

Education  

Simone Schweber

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Nov 2010
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Jan 2011
This article examines Holocaust education, which now takes place across continents and grade-levels and through diverse programs and pedagogies. It argues that research about these efforts ... More

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