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Reading Women's Stories

John Petersen

Reading Women's Stories

John Petersen

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Readers: College, university, and seminary students; biblical scholars; clergy

- Publisher In this literary approach to biblical stories for the modern reader, Petersen's study examines the dynamics of biblical narrative, employing workable methods for reading accounts of women's lives. Separate chapters analyze the stories of Hannah, Deborah, and Tamar (daughter-in-law of Judah), brilliant examples of sophisticated literary artistry. By unpacking the techniques and strategies used to construct character, point of view, and plot narrative analysis, Reading Women's Stories: Female Characters in the Hebrew Bible presents protagonists who become real people struggling with real problems. These moving and inspiring women respond to the issues confronting them and their families, becoming models of commitment and images of sensitivity and courage. Beyond analyzing these narratives, he teaches readers how to get more out of every biblical story they read. Key Features: Takes the reader from beginning steps to sophisticated analysis Indexes of scripture and authors Glossary of ter

- Publisher "...delves deeply into three stories of women in the Hebrew Bible (Hannah, Deborah, and Tamar) and explores issues of reading character, plot, and point of view"--P. 4 of cover.

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About "Reading Women's Stories"

Readers: College, university, and seminary students; biblical scholars; clergy
- Publisher

In this literary approach to biblical stories for the modern reader, Petersen's study examines the dynamics of biblical narrative, employing workable methods for reading accounts of women's lives. Separate chapters analyze the stories of Hannah, Deborah, and Tamar (daughter-in-law of Judah), brilliant examples of sophisticated literary artistry. By unpacking the techniques and strategies used to construct character, point of view, and plot narrative analysis, Reading Women's Stories: Female Characters in the Hebrew Bible presents protagonists who become real people struggling with real problems. These moving and inspiring women respond to the issues confronting them and their families, becoming models of commitment and images of sensitivity and courage. Beyond analyzing these narratives, he teaches readers how to get more out of every biblical story they read. Key Features: Takes the reader from beginning steps to sophisticated analysis Indexes of scripture and authors Glossary of ter
- Publisher

"...delves deeply into three stories of women in the Hebrew Bible (Hannah, Deborah, and Tamar) and explores issues of reading character, plot, and point of view"--P. 4 of cover.
- Publisher

Meet the Author

John Petersen

John is Professor of Old Testament at Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Washington.

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Product Details
  • Catalogue Code 223289
  • Product Code 0800636198
  • EAN 9780800636197
  • Pages 236
  • Department Academic
  • Category Biblical Studies
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Fortress Press
  • Publication Date Nov 2003
  • Dimensions 210 x 150 x 14 mm
  • Weight 0.327kg

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