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Feminist Interpretation of the Hebrew Bible in Retrospect
II. Social Locations
Edited by Susanne Scholz

This is the second of a set of three volumes reviewing the progress of feminist Hebrew Bible scholarship over the last 40 years. In it, fourteen essayists focus on the feminist work from various geographical areas and different hermeneutical locations.

Each essay explores the range and depth of feminist exegesis, presents substantial yet easily digestible trends, preferences and perspectives in feminist scholarship, and demonstrates that feminist biblical approaches are not monolithic but diverse in feminist conviction, hermeneutics and method.

The result of this collaborative task is a comprehensive though selective survey, which includes suggestions for future feminist engagement. What feminist biblical scholarship has accomplished during the past forty years is no small feat. But it becomes clear from this volume that much remains to be done in the pursuit of dismantling structures of gender domination in Hebrew Bible exegesis and beyond.


Susanne Scholz is Professor of Old Testament, Perkins School of Theology, Dallas, Texas.

Series: Recent Research in Biblical Studies, 8
978-1-909697-55-3 hardback
Publication November 2014

Contents
Susanne Scholz
INTRODUCTION
Social Location and Feminist Hebrew Bible interpretation

PART I: SAMPLING CONTINENTAL GEOGRAPHIES

Musa Dube
1. TALITHA CUM HERMENEUTICS
Some African Women’s Ways of Reading the Bible

Angela Wai Ching Wong
2. BEYOND COLONIALISM AND POSTCOLONIALISM
Feminist Readings of the Bible in East Asia

Monica J. Melanchthon
3. ENGAGING WOMEN’S EXPERIENCES IN THE STRUGGLE FOR JUSTICE, DIGNITY, AND OUR HUMANITY
Hebrew Bible Readings by South Asian Women

Deborah Rooke
4. GROUNDED IN A HISTORICAL-LITERARY DIVIDE
Gendered Bible Meanings in Europe

Mercedes L. García Bachmann
5. THIRSTY ENOUGH FOR FEMINIST BIBLICAL INTERPRETATION?
Contextual Readings by Women from Latin America

Susanne Scholz
6. DISCOVERING A LARGELY UNKNOWN PAST FOR A VIBRANT PRESENT
Feminist Hebrew Bible Studies in North America

PART II: SAMPLING HERMENEUTICAL LOCATIONS

Esther Fuchs
7. A FEMINIST HERMENEUTICS OF RESISTANCE
A Jewish Response to Interpretive Hegemony

Janet Everhart
8. WOMEN WHO LOVE WOMEN READING HEBREW BIBLE TEXTS
About a Lesbian Biblical Hermeneutics

Rebecca M. Raphael
9. THE POWER OF BODIES
Contextual Readings by Women with Disabilities

Laura Hobgood-Oster
10. STANDING IN THE MIDST OF THE ANTHROPOCENE
Ecofeminist Approaches to the Hebrew Bible

Pamela Milne
11. FEMINIST-CRITICAL SCHOLARSHIP FROM SECULAR PERSPECTIVES
The Hebrew Bible in the Context of Women’s Lives in This World

Katharina von Kellenbach
12. FINDING NON-COMPETITIVE EXEGETICAL APPROACHES
About a Feminist Post-Holocaust Hermeneutics of the Hebrew Bible

Karen Strand Winslow
13. RECOVERING REDEMPTION FOR WOMEN
Feminist Exegesis in North American Evangelicalism

Qudsia Mirza
14. LOCATING HAJAR IN ISLAM
Female Bible Characters from a Feminist Muslim Stance