Providing new insights into the major themes of the Pentateuch, Laffey challenges contemporary readers with her probing questions about power, liberation, justice, and connectedness. Her interpretation provides a unique feminist-critical perspective of these biblical texts as she emphasizes respectful interdependence and concern for all humans, animals, plants, and elements. 216 pages, softcover from Fortress.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 216 Vendor: Fortress Press Publication Date: 1998
ISBN: 0800628721 ISBN-13: 9780800628727 Availability: In Stock
Alice Laffey's rereading of the major themes of the first five books of the Bible will enable readers to gain a firm grasp of the contents of this major literary corpus. Like other volumes in this series, it will also point the way to a different reading of Scripture, one that raises today's questions-power, liberation, justice, and preeminently connectedness. Laffey highlights neglected resources in the text in order "to approach these texts from the perspective of a respectfully interdependent worldview." In this work we witness a radical expansion and transformation of feminist biblical criticism to incorporate concern for all humans, all animals, all nature in a global, even cosmic way.