Changing Horizons is the second of two volumes highlighting the ways in which Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza's work constructs a critical feminist theory and praxis of liberation, in relation to the biblical text and its legacy, and in relation to the...
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Changing Horizons is the second of two volumes highlighting the ways in which Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza's work constructs a critical feminist theory and praxis of liberation, in relation to the biblical text and its legacy, and in relation to the theological and ecclesial setting of today.<p>Schüssler Fiorenza attempts to free both biblical studies and theology from disciplinary constraints and assumptions that have allowed them to acquiesce and even perpetuate forms of oppression-from racism and poverty to colonialism and gender equality. <p>While Schussler Fiorenza's feminist critical approach begins with the experience of women, that experience is appropriated through the lens of critical theory and a critical understanding of social and religious oppressions. It is, further, political in its aim to dethrone kyriarchal structures and foment genuinely egalitarian community in church and society.
Elisabeth Schussler Fiorenza (Dr. Theol., University of Munster) is Krister Stendalh Professor of Scripture and Interpretation at Harvard Divinity School, she has done pioneering work in biblical interpretation and feminist theology.
She is a co-founder and co-editor of the Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion and has been a founding co-editor of the feminist issues of Concilium. She was elected the first woman president of the Society of Biblical Literature
Some of her many books include Democratizing Biblical Studies: Toward an emancipatory educational Space; In Memory of Her (translated into 14 languages); Revelation: Vision of a Just World; Introducing Feminist Biblical Interpretation and The Power of the Word: Scripture and the Rhetoric of Empire.