- 5 Ways the Bible Supports Feminism
- Feminist Approaches to the Bible · The BAS Library
- Claudia Setzer
5 Ways the Bible Supports Feminism
First-wave and second-wave feminists argued whether the Bible was even salvageable. Womanist and Latina interpreters insisted on the authenticity of their traditions. Many scholars now seek to combine historical and ideological approaches. Third-wave feminists promote individualism and diversity, many continuing the struggle inherited from a previous generation.
Because young feminists who remain in religious communities cannot take equality for granted, they exhibit a passion that promises to keep feminism vibrant in the twenty-first century. Keywords: feminist , feminism , Bible , biblical , hermeneutics , first-wave , second-wave , third-wave , womanist , Latina. Access to the complete content on Oxford Handbooks Online requires a subscription or purchase.
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Feminist Approaches to the Bible · The BAS Library
Please subscribe or login to access full text content. If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code. For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs , and if you can''t find the answer there, please contact us. In all, there will be a unique collection of 20 volumes representing the enormous range of influence that feminist criticism has come to have in biblical studies. Anchored always in particular biblical texts, the essays in this multi-authored Companion to Reading the Bible have a distinct methodological slant, reflecting the numerous developments in feminist criticism that have occurred since the first books in the series were published, and forming an indispensable handbook for every biblical scholar and student today.
In truth, none of us are animals or angels i. God made us humans, and little has gone well in human relationships since our first ancestors disobeyed God. Scripture and history testify that we no longer live in Paradise Romans Conflicts are rife in our homes and communities.
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- The Dissenting Reader: Feminist Approaches to the Hebrew Bible – Eryl W. Davies.
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We have only to watch the news to see global violence and poverty affecting vulnerable people, usually women and children. How does sin play into human brokenness and wrong ways of treating others? What hope is there for change, healing and restoration? What is necessary, practically, as Christians pursue gender reconciliation?
To start, Christian feminists look to foundational truths about creation, the fall and redemption. Male and female equally reflect God as unique persons; neither is superior.
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Scripture also points at important work of single people and those who do not have children 1 Corinthians Jesus never married, after all. The Hebrew words for subdue and have dominion point at taking care of, serving, guarding, watching over, preserving and caring for others and the world.