"Renita Weems may well have given us one of the most significant texts in biblical scholarship in our time. Battered Love unmasks the violence against women incorporated in certain images and symbols used by some of the biblical prophets to convey God's relation to God's people. In her exciting work, Weems has provided insights that will influence womanists, feminists, and other scholars in religious studies to reflect upon the violence embedded in the sacred texts of the religions they explore. I recommend Battered Love to everyone who wants to know more about the anatomy of prophetic word in the Bible."
Delores S. Williams, Union Theological Seminary
"Renita Weems has explored the capacity of sexist metaphors and images to authorize and legitimate sexist human power.... Weems is here breaking new ground and advancing the argument in important ways."
Walter Bruegemann, Columbia Theological Seminary