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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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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

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

European Feminist Biblical Scholarship in the Neoliberal Era  

Hanna Stenström

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Dec 2020
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Nov 2020
This essay investigates the challenges of feminist biblical scholarship within “the neoliberal university.” After a short introduction to “neoliberalism,” which is based on Manfred B. ... More

Examining Scripture in Light of Trans Women’s Voices  

Katy E. Valentine

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Dec 2020
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Nov 2020
This essay adds another voice to feminist and woman-centered voices in biblical interpretation: the transgender voice, specifically the trans woman voice. Drawn from interviews with ... More

Exploring Biblical Women in Music  

Helen Leneman

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Dec 2020
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Nov 2020
This essay explores various musical works that retell the stories of biblical women who are largely silent in the biblical text. It analyzes operas and oratorios featuring biblical women ... More

Gaming with Rahab and the Spies  

Charles M. Rix

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Dec 2020
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Nov 2020
Traditional readings of Joshua 2 cast Rahab as a clever Canaanite heroine who saves both herself and her family from God’s ban on Jericho. Such a reading re-inscribes an androcentric model ... More

Gender and the Heterarchy Alternative for Re-Modeling Ancient Israel  

Carol Meyers

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Dec 2020
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Nov 2020
“Patriarchy,” a social science model denoting male dominance, has long been used to represent ancient Israel. However, its validity as a model can be contested. This paper first reviews the ... More

Hagar and Sarah in Art and Interfaith Dialog  

Aaron Rosen

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Dec 2020
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Nov 2020
The “Abrahamic” has become a common touchstone in the theory and practice of interfaith dialog between Jews, Christians, and Muslims. However, there are major issues with this formula. Most ... More

Hagar in Nineteenth-Century Southern Women’s Novels  

Vanessa L. Lovelace

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Dec 2020
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Nov 2020
The appropriation by U.S.-American blacks of the Egyptian enslaved woman, Hagar, as she appears in the book of Genesis, is epitomized in black art, literature, and cinema. Yet less familiar ... More

Intertextual Femininity in Proverbs and the Dao De Jing  

David A. Schones

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Dec 2020
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Nov 2020
This essay offers an intertextual reading of Proverbs and the Dao De Jing based on the use of feminine imagery. Both the Dao De Jing and Proverbs employ feminine imagery to convey each ... More

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