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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.
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.