Feminist Criticism and Related Aspects

Marie-Theres Wacker

in The Oxford Handbook of Biblical Studies

Published in print February 2008 | ISBN: 9780199237777
Published online September 2009 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Religion and Theology

 Feminist Criticism and Related Aspects

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Christian feminist exegesis has other procedures and thematic concerns compared with a Jewish feminist engagement with the Bible; and criticism of society, politics, and the economy is not carried out with the same sharpness by all of these. Lesbian and queer (gender-confusing) exegetical approaches bring in yet other perspectives. The designation ‘queer’ indicates in addition the debate about the deconstruction of ‘gender’ which, from its side, also brings pressure to define afresh the contours of ‘feminist’ theology and exegesis. This article deals first with basic hermeneutical questions, and then turns to methodological perspectives.

Keywords: Christian feminists; feminism; feminist theology; exegesis; hermeneutics; gender; biblical criticism

Article.  8625 words. 

Subjects: Religion ; Religious Studies ; Judaism and Jewish Studies ; Christianity

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