Earth, Wind, and Fire: Biblical and Theological Perspectives on Creation  -     Edited By: Mary Margaret Pazdan
    By: Carol J. Dempsey O.P.
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Earth, Wind, and Fire: Biblical and Theological Perspectives on Creation

Liturgical Press / 2004 / Paperback

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This book presents a compelling dialogue between feminist exegetes and theologians on creation. While the essays concern distinct texts in the Jewish and Christian Scriptures, common themes emerge from the analysis of specific texts. The work aims to be faithful to the biblical traditions while celebrating the rich diversity of creation that is inclusive of plants, animals, non-human and human life, and the male and female genders. The study offers a concrete praxis of continuing the creative artistry of God.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 200
Vendor: Liturgical Press
Publication Date: 2004
Dimensions: 9 X 6 (inches)
ISBN: 0814651100
ISBN-13: 9780814651100
Availability: Available to ship on or about 11/19/14.

Publisher's Description

Today's world demands an integrated attitude and Vision toward al of life; - an approach embraced and enhanced by the contributors to Earth, Wind, and Fire. In this scholarly and passionate work members of the Feminist Hermeneutics Task Force of the Catholic Biblical Association orchestrate an approach to understanding a feminist model of creation that is faithful to biblical tradition and celebrates the rich diversity of al creation. Inviting conversation between Bible and theology, feminist scholars and theologians, the contributing writers explore themes such as the significance of embodiment, the integrity of creation, the interconnectedness of humanity with other creatures, the evolutionary nature of creation, and integral connections between creation and salvation, ecojustice and human liberation. Both detailed and holistic, Earth, Wind, and Fire is a compelling, insightful, and reader-friendly approach to the creative artistry of God.

Chapters and contributors are: &Creation, Evolution, Revelation, and Redemption: Connections and Intersections;" by Carol J. Dempsey, O.P.; &; *The Priestly Creation Narrative: Goodness and Interdependence; - by Alice L. Laffey; &; *Everyone Called By My Name: Second Isaiah;'s Use of the Creation Theme; - by Joan E. Cook, SC; &; *Wild, Raging Creativity: Job in the Whirlwind; - by Kathleen M. O;'Connor; &; *Soundings in the New Testament Understandings of Creation; - by Barbara E. Bowe, RSCJ; &; *Sabbath: the Crown of Creation,&; - by Barbara E. Reid, OP; &; *Creation Restored: God's Basileia, the Social Economy, and the Human Good ; - by Tatha Wiley; & *The Samaritan Woman and Martha as Partners with Jesus in Ministry: Recreation in John 4 and 11 - by Judith Schubert, RSM; &; *All Creation Groans in Labor: Paul's Theology of Creation in Romans 8:18-23; - by Sheila E. McMinn; &; *Of New Songs and An Open Window ; - by Mary Ann Donovan, SC; &; *Being a New Creation (2 Corinthians 5:17) is Being the Body of Christ: Paul and Feminist Scholars in Dialogue; - by Mary Margaret Pazdan, OP; &; *Creation in the Image of God and Wisdom Christology; - by Mary Catherine Hilkert, OP Also includes a Prologue and Epilogue by Carol J. Dempsey, OP, and Mary Margaret Pazdan, OP, a Bibliography, and Indexes.

Carol J. Dempsey, OP, PhD, is associate professor of biblical studies and theology at the University of Portland. She also co-edited al Creation is Groaning: An Interdisciplinary Vision for Life in a Sacred Universe, published by Liturgical Press.

Mary Margaret Pazdan, OP, PhD, is professor of biblical studies at Aquinas Institute of Theology, St. Louis. She is the author of a commentary on the minor prophets in The Collegeville Bible Commentary, published by Liturgical Press.

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Author Bio

Carol J. Dempsey, OP is professor of biblical studies at the University of Portland, Oregon, with special expertise in Old Testament and prophets. She holds a PhD in biblical studies from The Catholic University of America, and has authored several books including Jeremiah: Preacher of Grace, Poet of Truth (Liturgical Press, 2007) and Reading the Bible, Transforming Conflict.

Editorial Reviews

The reflections of these women not only cross the established boundaries of their own disciplines, but they have intentionally engaged in creative conversations with the thought and texts of one another. This is collaborative scholarship in the best sense of the word.

Catholic Biblical Quarterly

Earth, Wind, and Fire: Biblical and Theological Perspectives on Creation consists of twelve papers by experts in their fields that together provide the reader with a compelling dialogue between feminist exegetes and theologians on the subjects of creation. Common themes running through these diverse contributions concerning distinct texts in the Jewish and Christian Scriptures celebrate the biblical traditions of creation inclusive of plants, animals, non-human and human life, as well as the male and female genders. An impressive body of academic and theologic work, Earth, Wind, and Fire is a testament to the creativity artistry of god within the Judeo/Christian tradition, and highly recommended reading for both seminary students and non-specialist general readers with an interest in the Genesis story of creation as interpreted and reference in both the Old and New Testaments.”
The Midwest Book Review

. . . this is an excellent book well worth your reading. It brings together much of the thought of the second half of the twentieth century, and creatively re-positions it for the twenty first.
Catholic Studies

Indeed, this is an excellent book well worth your reading. It brings together much of the thought of the second half of the twentieth century, and creatively re-positions it for the twenty first.
Catholic Books Review

This collection is a fine example of critical investigation for the sake of contemporary biblical theology.
The Bible Today

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