What happens when women writers re-imagine culture? How do feminists need that ur-text of patriarchy, the Bible? Unwritten volume: Re-thinking teh Bible attempts to re-think certain customary assumptions about feminism and about the Bible, in the light of poetic "readings" of biblical texts by 19th and 20th century women writers. The author proposes that women writers relate to the Bible in complex ways, which both critique biblical misogyny and stem directly from elements of transgressive writing within scripture iteself. Ultimately Ostriker suggests that feminist reinterpretations of scripture are the inevitable consequence of spiritual values which ask us to turn from institutions to the meaning of the original revelation.
Feminist Revision and the Bible proposes that women writers relate to the Bible in complex ways which both critique biblical misogyny and stem directly from elements of transgressive writing within the biblical text, suggesting that ...
Author: Alicia Suskin Ostriker
This groundbreaking book breaks with established canons and resists some of the stereotypes of feminist biblical studies. It features a wide range of contributors who showcase new methodological and theoretical movements such as feminist materialisms, intersectionality, postidentitarian 'nomadic' politics, gender archaeology, and lived religion, and theories of the human and the posthuman. The Bible and Feminism: Remapping the Field engages a range of social and political issues, including migration and xenophobia, divorce and family law, abortion, 'pinkwashing', the neoliberal university, the second amendment, AIDS and sexual trafficking, and the politics of 'the veil'. Foundational figures in feminist biblical studies work alongside new voices and contributors from a multitude of disciplines in conversations with the Bible that go well beyond the expected canon-within-the-canon assumed to be of interest to feminist biblical scholars. Moving beyond the limits of a text-orientated model of reading, this collection looks at how biblical texts were actualized in the lives of religious revolutionaries, such as Joanna Southcott or Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz. It charts the politics of the Pauline veil in the self-understanding of Europe and reads the 'genealogical halls' in the book of Chronicles alongside acts of commemoration and forgetting in 9/11 and Tiananmen Square.
Feminist Revision and the Bible The Nakedness of the Fathers is primarily a work of the imagination. My book Feminist Revision and the Bible, composed contemporaneously with Nakedness but published a year earlier, in 1993, ...
Author: Yvonne Sherwood
Publisher: Oxford University Press
This valuable resource both presents and demonstrates the numerous developments in feminist criticsm of the Bible and the enormous rage of influence that feminist criticism has come to have in biblical studies. The purpose of the book is to raise issues of method that are largely glossed over or merely implied in most non-feminist works on the Bible. The editors have included broadly theoretical essays on feminist methods and the various roles they may play in research and pedagogy, as well as non-feminist essays that have direct bearing on the methods or subject matter that feminists use, as well as reading that illustrate the variety of methodological strategies adopted by feminist scholars. Some 30 scholars, from North America and Europe, have contributed to this Companion.
Feminist Perspectives, pp. 93-105. Using, J., 'Isis und Osiris', Mitteilungen des Deulschen Instituts filr dgyptische Altertumslrunde in Kairo 30 (1974), pp. 91-113. Ostriker, A., Feminist Revision and the Bible (Oxford: Basil Blackwell ...
Author: Athalya Brenner
Chart the development of feminist approaches and theories of interpretation during the period when women first joined the ranks of biblical scholars This collection of essays on feminist biblical studies in the twentieth century seeks to explore four areas of inquiry demanding further investigation. In the first section, articles chart the beginnings and developments of feminist biblical studies as a conversation among feminists around the world. The second section introduces, reviews, and discusses the hermeneutic religious spaces created by feminist biblical studies. The third segment discusses academic methods of reading and interpretation that dismantle androcentric language and kyriarchal authority. The fourth section returns to the first with work that transgresses academic boundaries in order to exemplify the transforming, inspiring, and institutionalizing feminist work that has been and is being done to change religious mindsets of domination and to enable wo/men to engage in critical readings of the Bible. Features: Essays examine the rupture or break in the malestream reception history of the Bible Exploration of the term feminism in different social-cultural and theoretical-religious locations Authors from around the world present research and future directions for research challenging the next generation of feminist interpreters
2 in framing her earliest work and that of other first-generation Jewish feminist scholars as critical reaction and response to ... 6. alicia suskin ostriker, Feminist Revision and the Bible: The Unwritten Volume (oxford: Blackwell, ...
Author: Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza
Publisher: Society of Biblical Lit
This title was first published in 2002: The premise of the text is that there is a continuing need for biblical hermeneutic propsals and frameworks which emerge from the fields of both feminism and Christian theology. Feminism, the author asserts, demands not only the plotting of new routes but the restructuring of entire landscapes. As such this project, since it seeks to develop a feminist theological frame for meaning, impinges on and is impacted by innumerable inter-relating questions. In consequence, the scope of the book is necessarily both broad and interdisiplinary. The author, J'annine Jobling, uses particular texts and has articulated her own positions in response. In this way the embodied practice of thinking-in-relation is mirrored in the texts produced. This has determined the macro-structure of the thesis, which is based on an analysis of two feminist biblical scholars: Elisabeth Schussler Fionenza and Phyllis Trible. From this analysis Jobling identifies two primary principles for interpretation: rememberance and destabilization. This is a strategy which allows both materialist and post-structuralist perspectives to be set into play, each of which has vital contributions to make to feminist enterprises. The "Bible" is understood as matrix, as a set of discourses which are permeable to and intersect with other cultural discourses. The task of feminist interpretation is then to reconstitute the heterogenous biblical matrix in feminist horizons. A fundamental tenet of the book is that hermeneutics inhabits particular metaphysical constructs. Therefore, the argument extends from an interpretation of the Bible to an epistemological framework in which an eschatological hereneutic is recommended, to a metaphysical framework which takes eschatology as its structuring principle. The author argues that it is eschatology which can provide the resources for an ontological model radically disruptive of a metaphysics of presence, and in which it is possible to discern the traces of God. From this outermost limit of the author's hermeneutic investigations, the text returns to the centre: the feminist discursive community and develops a construct that the ekklesia, as a feminist deliberative space set oppositionally to structures, worldviews and idealogies operates on patriarchal logics. The relationship of this "imagined community" is compared to the Christian Church and scripture, ethics and gendered identity within a logic of equity.
213–228 Osiek, Carolyn, 'The Feminist and the Bible', Feminist Perspectives on Biblical Scholarship (ed.) Collins, Adela Yarbro (Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1985), pp. 93–105 Ostriker, Alicia, Feminist Revision and the Bible (Cambridge: ...
Author: J'annine Jobling
Category: Social Science
For centuries, women who aspired to write had to enter a largely male literary tradition that offered few, if any, literary forms in which to express their perspectives on lived experience. Since the nineteenth century, however, women writers and readers have been producing "disobedient" counter-narratives that, while clearly making reference to the original texts, overturn their basic assumptions. This book looks at both canonical and non-canonical works, over a variety of fiction and nonfiction genres, that offer counter-readings of familiar Western narratives. Nancy Walker begins by probing women's revisions of two narrative traditions pervasive in Western culture: the biblical story of Adam and Eve, and the traditional fairy tales that have served as paradigms of women's behavior and expectations. She goes on to examine the works of a wide range of writers, from contemporaries Marilynne Robinson, Ursula Le Guin, Anne Sexton, Fay Weldon, Angela Carter, and Margaret Atwood to precursors Caroline Kirkland, Fanny Fern, Mary De Morgan, Mary Louisa Molesworth, Edith Nesbit, and Evelyn Sharp.
In Feminist Revision and the Bible , Alicia Ostriker discusses the enormous outpouring of biblical revision in post - World War II women's poetry , noting both the “ explicit anger ” that motivates and characterizes much of it and the ...
Author: Nancy A. Walker
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Category: Literary Criticism
A collection of essays by proclaimed feminist Christians, discussing their accomplishments and examining the lasting problems that hinder women's participation in the Christian community.
See,for instance,among many others,Alicia Suskin Ostriker,Feminist Revision and the Bible (Oxford, U.K.: Blackwell, 1993); Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza, ed., Searching the Scriptures: A Feminist Introduction (New York: Crossroad, ...
Author: Mary E. Hunt
Publisher: SkyLight Paths Publishing
This study analyzes and evaluates the relation of feminist "reconstructions" to traditional Christian teaching. Greene-McCreight examines the writings of contemporary feminist theologians, discusses their doctrinal patterns, and demonstrates how the Bible is used in undergirding their theological reconstructions.
Alicia Suskin Ostriker, Feminist Revision and the Bible (Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1993). 102. Hans W. Frei, "The Literal Reading' of Biblical Narrative in the Christian Tradition: Does It Stretch or Will It Break?" in The Bible and the ...
Author: Kathryn Greene-McCreight
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
A twentieth anniversary edition with brand new or thoroughly revised essays that reflect newer thinking in feminist interpretation and hermeneutics.
Searching the Scriptures: A Feminist Introduction. New York: Crossroad, 1993. ———. Wisdom Ways: Introducing Feminist Biblical Interpretation. New York: Orbis Books, 2001. ... Feminist Revision and the Bible: The Unwritten Volume.
Author: Carol Ann Newsom
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
Through original interviews and research, Llewellyn uses spirituality to uncover new commonalities between the second and third feminist waves, and sacred and secular experiences. Her lively approach highlights the importance of reading cultures in feminist studies, connecting women's voices across generations, literary practices, and religions.
“The Feminist and the Bible: Hermeneutical Alternatives.” Feminist Perspectives on Biblical Scholarship, edited by A. Y. Collins. Boston, MA: Beacon Press, 93–105. Ostriker, A. S. (1993). Feminist Revision of the Bible.
Author: Dawn Llewellyn
Category: Social Science