Writing the Wrongs: Women of the Old Testament Among Biblical Commentators from Philo through the…

Hardcover | June 15, 2001

byJohn L. Thompson

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Phyllis Trible's Texts of Terror is a landmark among those studying women of the Bible. Focusing on stories of the maltreatment of women, Trible paved the way for subsequent feminist exegetes who have been very critical of such stories in the Bible, and who see Christianity as an unredeemablypatriarchal religion. It is commonly said that these Old Testament stories of rape, murder, torture, and abandonment passed without comment until recent times. Here, Thompson traces and analyzes various Christian interpretations of these bible stories of women. In drawing attention to views otherthan Texts of Terror, Thompson speaks to Christians who are battling over how the Bible ought to be read today.

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Phyllis Trible's Texts of Terror is a landmark among those studying women of the Bible. Focusing on stories of the maltreatment of women, Trible paved the way for subsequent feminist exegetes who have been very critical of such stories in the Bible, and who see Christianity as an unredeemablypatriarchal religion. It is commonly said th...

John L. Thompson is at Fuller Theological Seminary.

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Format:HardcoverPublished:June 15, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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"Highly recommended for both those interested in the history of interpretation and for those interested in feminist biblical hermeneutics." --Theology Today