Feminist Revision and the Bible
Feminist Revision and the Bible   -     By: Alicia Suskin Ostriker
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(PUBBlackwell)"An essentially optimistic, as well as delightfully iconoclastic, reading of scripture,"---Church Times. Taking into consideration poetic readings of biblical texts by females in the 19th and 20th century, Ostriker observes inconsistencies, even anti-patriarchal conter-texts. 144 pages, softcover.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 144
Vendor: Wiley-Blackwell
Publication Date: 1993
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0631187987
ISBN-13: 9780631187981

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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.

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" Highly Recommended". Cross Currents

"An essentially optimistic, as well as delightfully iconoclastic, reading of scripture." Church Times

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