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Gender Power & Promise

Danna Nolan FewellDavid M Gunn

Gender Power & Promise

Danna Nolan FewellDavid M Gunn

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This book explores Genesis-Kings, the first great story in the Bible, stretching from creation through the promise to Abraham, the formation of Israel, the giving of the Law, the taking of the promised land, and the nation's eventual exile. Given the gender divide that Genesis-Kings constructs, the authors read this great story of promise wondering what it might look like to the excluded people--the aliens, the children, and particularly the women who are deemed to stand on the 'other' side of the divide,

- Publisher Reading Scripture anew, the authors contend, is each time an exercise of power.  It is always invested in ideology, whether spoken or unspoken.  By adopting the viewpoints of marginalized women, and by examining the motivations of the male characters as they deploy power, Fewell and Gunn seek an approach to biblical interpretation that promises to liberate women and men from, rather than reinforce, religious ideologies of male dominance.

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About "Gender Power & Promise"

This book explores Genesis-Kings, the first great story in the Bible, stretching from creation through the promise to Abraham, the formation of Israel, the giving of the Law, the taking of the promised land, and the nation's eventual exile. Given the gender divide that Genesis-Kings constructs, the authors read this great story of promise wondering what it might look like to the excluded people--the aliens, the children, and particularly the women who are deemed to stand on the 'other' side of the divide,
- Publisher

Reading Scripture anew, the authors contend, is each time an exercise of power.  It is always invested in ideology, whether spoken or unspoken.  By adopting the viewpoints of marginalized women, and by examining the motivations of the male characters as they deploy power, Fewell and Gunn seek an approach to biblical interpretation that promises to liberate women and men from, rather than reinforce, religious ideologies of male dominance.
- Publisher

Meet the Authors

Danna Nolan Fewell

Fewell teaches Old Testament at Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University, Dallas.

David M Gunn

David M. Gunn holds the A. A. Bradford Chair of Religion at Texas Christian University. His other books include "Gender, Power, and Promise: The Subject of the Bible's First Story" (1993) and "Narrative in the Hebrew Bible" (1993), as co-author, and "Reading Bibles, Writing Bodies: Identity and the Book" (1996) and ""Imagining" Biblical Worlds: Spatial, Social and Historical Constructs" (2002), as co-editor. He is also co-author of the article on Judges in the" Dictionary of Biblical Interpretation" (1999).

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Product Details
  • Catalogue Code 223044
  • Product Code 0687140420
  • EAN 9780687140428
  • Pages 212
  • Department Academic
  • Category Church
  • Sub-Category Church Life/issues
  • Publisher Abingdon Press
  • Publication Date Jun 1992
  • Sales Rank #21718
  • Dimensions 232 x 150 x 13 mm
  • Weight 0.318kg

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