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After Exegesis
Feminist Biblical Theology

Edited by Patricia K. Tull and Jacqueline E. Lapsley

After Exegesis
Hardback, 296 pages $49.95
Published: 15th October 2015
ISBN: 9781481303804
Format: 9in x 6in


Subjects: All Theology

After Exegesis frames an inclusive feminist biblical theology, exploring creation, providence, divine judgment, salvation, praise, justice, authority, inclusion, the “other,” moral agency, suffering, violence, reconciliation, flourishing, and hope. Each chapter places multiple related biblical texts in dialogue around a common theological concern. In so doing, this work exemplifies a central feminist claim: that bringing two or more texts, often born of different contexts, into conversation with each other generates a productive tension that transcends the dominant theological tradition.

After Exegesis thus underscores the fact that the context for feminist biblical theology must be understood more broadly than it has been traditionally construed. The volume demonstrates feminist theology fulfilling this promised breadth, while also staking a claim to the future: theology must attend to humanity’s interdependent connectedness to the rest of creation and to such realities as human embodiment, suffering, oppression, hope, and the multivocal nature of truth.

1. Introduction: Wisdom Rebuilds Her House

Jacqueline E. Lapsley and Patricia K. Tull

2. Jobs and Benefits in Genesis 1 and 2: A Feminist Biblical Theology of Creation

Patricia K. Tull

3. Women’s Doings in Ruth: A Feminist Biblical Theology of Providence

Eunny P. Lee

4. Job and the Hidden Face of God: A Feminist Biblical Theology of Divine Judgment

Carleen Mandolfo

5. Embodiment in Isaiah 51–52 and Psalm 62: A Feminist Biblical Theology of Salvation

Katie M. Heffelfinger

6. Reading Psalm 146 in the Wild: A Feminist Biblical Theology of Praise

Jacqueline E. Lapsley

7. Woman Wisdom and Her Friends: A Feminist Biblical Theology of Justice

Anne W. Stewart

8. When Esther and Jezebel Write: A Feminist Biblical Theology of Authority

Cameron B. R. Howard

9. Miriam, Moses, and Aaron in Numbers 12 and 20: A Feminist Biblical Theology Concerning Exclusion

Suzanne Boorer

10. Be Kind to Strangers, but Kill the Canaanites: A Feminist Biblical Theology of the Other

Julie Galambush

11. Rahab and Esther in Distress: A Feminist Biblical Theology of Moral Agency

Sarah J. Melcher

12. The Traumatized “I” in Psalm 102: A Feminist Biblical Theology of Suffering

Amy C. Cottrill

13. “Missing Women” in Judges 19–21: A Feminist Biblical Theology Concerning Violence against Women

Jo Ann Hackett

14. Zechariah’s Gendered Visions: A Feminist Biblical Theology of Reconciliation

Ingrid E. Lilly

15. Path and Possession in Proverbs 1–9: A Feminist Biblical Theology of Flourishing

Christine Roy Yoder

16. Counterimagination in Isaiah 65 and Daniel 12: A Feminist Biblical Theology of Hope

Amy C. Merrill Willis

After Exegesis is sure to become a standard and much-cited work, both for its clarity of method in feminist biblical theology and for the excellence of the individual contributions to major themes of the theological tradition.”

—Katharine Doob Sakenfeld, Emerita, Princeton Theological Seminary

“The array of theological themes explored includes creation, providence, divine judgment, salvation, praise, justice, authority, inclusion, the 'other,' moral agency, suffering, violence, reconciliation, flourishing, and hope. All the essays are well written and insightful, and together they confirm that 'the Bible in general and the Old Testament in particular, when examined closely, are more amenable than one might think to feminist thought' (p. 3).”

—Frances Taylor Gench, Interpretation: Journal of Bible and Theology

“A valuable resource not only for specialists in biblical studies, constructive theology, and feminist scholarship but also for students and others seeking an introduction to these fields.”

—Christine Thomas, Catholic Biblical Quarterly

“A theologically rich tribute to Emory Professor Carol Newsom whose dedication to dialogical and feminist biblical scholarship continues to shape and inspire current and new generations of biblical theologians.”

—Dennis Olson, Charles T. Haley Professor of Old Testament Theology, Princeton Theological Seminary

“This volume is remarkably even in literary style, exegetical solidness, and imaginative interpretation…After Exegesis is worthy of purchase and study by any interested in the important work of biblical interpretation.”

—W. Eugene March, Horizons in Biblical Theology

“This is a remarkable volume: well designed, edited, and executed; both thorough and comprehensive, learned and mature; and beautifully written on top of it all. Perhaps the highest compliment I could pay the book is that it is an altogether worthy tribute to its honoree, the leading scholar of her generation, Carol A. Newsom.”

—Brent A. Strawn, Professor of Old Testament, Emory University

Patricia K. Tull is A. B. Rhodes Professor Emerita of Old Testament at Louisville Presbyterian Seminary.

Jacqueline E. Lapsley is Associate Professor of Old Testament at Princeton Theological Seminary.



Publication Details:


Binding:
 Hardback , 296 pages
ISBN:
 9781481303804
Format:
 9in x 6in

BISAC Code:
  REL006210, REL006740, REL012130, REL067000
Imprint:
 Baylor University Press



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