Women and Gender in the Bible: Texts, Intersections, and Intertexts

Domoney-Lyttle, Z. and Nicholson, S. (Eds.) (2021) Women and Gender in the Bible: Texts, Intersections, and Intertexts. Series: Bible in the Modern World. Sheffield Pheonix Press: Sheffield. ISBN 9781914490071

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This volume has its origins in a conference entitled ‘Women and Gender in the Bible and the Ancient World’ (University of Glasgow, 2019), a symposium with a deliberately broad scope to encourage fresh research that might transcend already-defined categories. With responses from both emerging and established academics, as well as professionals outside the academy, this collection offers a breadth of explorations of the gendered landscapes and horizons that construct, and subvert, biblical womanhood, and its reception. Familiar figures such as Mary Magdalene, Eve, and Tamar are treated alongside unnamed women whose anonymity is revealing. Exploring a range of performances from ritual to resistance, and from storytelling to sex work, the contributors aim to capture connections between biblical figures and their socio-political worlds, their afterlives and reworkings, and their continued resonances for today’s readers and scholars of the Bible. Questions are raised about gendered status, transformation, territorialization and oppression of biblical women: the significance and complexity of their relationships within and outwith the texts that both constitute their confinements and provoke new lineages. Women and Gender in the Bible offers challenging perspectives on our understanding of how we can establish creative transactions between ancient patriarchal cultures and modern post-industrial cultures via counter-readings, misreadings and outraged readings. Casting off the intolerable weight of hundreds of years of androcentric reception is both a starting point and an ultimate goal.

Item Type:Edited Books
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Nicholson, Dr Sarah and Domoney-Lyttle, Dr Zanne
Subjects:B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BS The Bible
College/School:College of Arts & Humanities > School of Critical Studies > Theology and Religious Studies
College of Arts & Humanities > School of Critical Studies
Publisher:Sheffield Pheonix Press

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