The past two decades have seen the growth of feminist biblical studies into a significant force within biblical scholarship. This landmark work brings the fruits of these labors together into a single fascinating collection. Like previous single-volume commentaries, this provides introduction and comments on each book of the Protestant Bible (with a brief treatment of the apocryphal writings). Unlike the others, however, this work is not a traditional commentary, which entails explaining the whole of each biblical book. Rather, the writers focus on "portions . . . that deal explicitly with female characters and symbols . . . and sections that bear upon the condition of women generally." Although the contributors share this goal, they take different paths. In addition to the commentary itself, there are helpful essays on feminist hermeneutics and daily life in biblical times. This commentary will raise eyebrows, and it will raise consciousness as well. It will not be well received in all quarters, but it is essential for those who are seriously interested in biblical and feminist studies. Recommended for seminary, university, and public libraries.
- Craig W. Beard, Univ. of Alabama at Birmingham Lib.
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it's going to be very limited whenever you buy a one-volume commentary on the whole Bible, but this is an excellent resource, especially if you don't know much about feminist... Read morePublished 4 months ago by jacob z
This provides different perspectives than found in many other commentaries. Whether you agree with their comments or not, I find it a mind expanding resource.Published 5 months ago by Deborah A. Lonergan
Too "heavy" reading. I could not get into this book. Like an encyclopedia, and very dry.. I returned this book.Published on June 5, 2013 by milliefitz
This is an excellent aid to Bible study. It gives a fresh perspective to the study of the Bible. Recommend.Published on March 21, 2013 by Bailey10
Condition as described and delivered in a timely fashion. Saved me a bunch on school textbooks! yay!Published on August 20, 2010 by collegebound
Am delighted with this book - twill be a valuable resource in my growing Feminist Theology section of my library. Am so glad that experts have put this together.Published on December 25, 2007 by Joy Butler