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An Introduction to the Old Testament: A Feminist Perspective

An Introduction to the Old Testament

A Feminist Perspective

Alice L. Laffey (Author)

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A helpful complement to introductory texts in Hebrew Scriptures; a solid, basic work that brings together many recent insights in the field.
  • Publisher Fortress Press
  • ISBN 9780800620783
  • Format Paperback
  • Dimensions 5.5 x 8.5
  • Pages 256
  • Publication Date April 1, 1988

Endorsements

"The mere appearance of Alice Laffey's feminist critical introduction to the Old Testament is reason to celebrate. She presents in one volume a systematic exploration of themes and texts from the Old Testament directly or indirectly relating to women, and so brings feminist concerns to the center of biblical scholarship. . . a major contribution to Old Testament studies."
--Kathleen M. O'Connor
Maryknoll School of Theology


"The importance of this book is that the author uncovers the partiarchal bias in the way the stories of Hebrew Scriptures were written, preserved, and interpreted . . .The book is an ideal companion to a more traditional Old Testament introduction."
--Jeffrey Pulling
The Christian Century

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction

Part I: The Pentateuch
Introduction
Themes from a Feminist Perspective
Texts from a Feminist Perspective
Conclusion

Part II: The Deuteronomistic History
Introduction
Themes from a Feminist Perspective
Texts from a Feminist Perspective
Conclusion

Part III: The Major and Minor Prophets
Introduction
Themes from a Feminist Perspective
Texts from a Feminist Perspective
Conclusion

Part IV: The Writings
Introduction
Themes from a Feminist Perspective
Texts from a Feminist Perspective
Conclusion

Part V: Conclusion — The Tasks Of Feminist Interpretation

Abbreviations for Recommended Readings
Index of Names and Subjects
Index of Biblical References
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