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Rhetoric and Ethic

Elisabeth Schussler Fiorenza

Rhetoric and Ethic

Elisabeth Schussler Fiorenza

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192 Pages

- Publisher The public relevance of biblical text, in history and for today.

- Publisher In this major study, leading feminist biblical critic Elisabeth Schussler Fiorenza focuses on Paul and his interpreters. She questions the apolitical ethos of biblical scholarship and argues for an alternative rooted in a critical understanding of language as a form of power. Modern biblical criticism, she reasons, derives much of its methodology and inspiration from an outdated notion of modern science. It professes value-neutrality and detachment from the world of politics and history. Yet, Schussler Fiorenza maintains, this posture belies an objectivity that fails to engage the sociopolitical context of both the text and today's reader. It also does not recognize the rhetorical character of biblical texts and readings. If language is understood in the sense of ancient rhetorics as a form of power that constitutes reality, then an ethics of interpretation is called for. The task of biblical studies is to identify and assess the ethical resources and moral visions of biblical religio

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192 Pages
- Publisher

The public relevance of biblical text, in history and for today.
- Publisher

In this major study, leading feminist biblical critic Elisabeth Schussler Fiorenza focuses on Paul and his interpreters. She questions the apolitical ethos of biblical scholarship and argues for an alternative rooted in a critical understanding of language as a form of power. Modern biblical criticism, she reasons, derives much of its methodology and inspiration from an outdated notion of modern science. It professes value-neutrality and detachment from the world of politics and history. Yet, Schussler Fiorenza maintains, this posture belies an objectivity that fails to engage the sociopolitical context of both the text and today's reader. It also does not recognize the rhetorical character of biblical texts and readings. If language is understood in the sense of ancient rhetorics as a form of power that constitutes reality, then an ethics of interpretation is called for. The task of biblical studies is to identify and assess the ethical resources and moral visions of biblical religio
- Publisher

Meet the Author

Elisabeth Schussler Fiorenza

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.

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  • Catalogue Code 151236
  • Product Code 0800627954
  • EAN 9780800627959
  • Pages 220
  • Department Academic
  • Category Scripture
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Fortress Press
  • Publication Date Nov 1999
  • Dimensions 227 x 153 x 14 mm
  • Weight 0.419kg

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