Handbook of Women Biblical Interpreters: A Historical and Biographical Guide

Marion Ann Taylor

The historical past of girls interpreters of the Bible is a ignored region of research. Marion Taylor offers a one-volume reference software that introduces readers to a wide range of ladies interpreters of the Bible from the whole background of Christianity. Her examine has implications for figuring out biblical interpretation--especially the historical past of interpretation--and influencing modern research of girls and the Bible. Contributions through one hundred thirty best students introduce foremothers of the religion who handle problems with interpretation that stay appropriate to religion groups this present day, akin to women's roles within the church and synagogue and the assumption of non secular feminism. Women's interpretations additionally bring up understanding approximately ameliorations within the methods men and women might learn the Scriptures in mild of adjustments of their lifestyles experiences.

This instruction manual will end up valuable to ministers in addition to to scholars of the Bible, who may be encouraged, provoked, and challenged via the ladies brought right here. the quantity also will supply a starting place for additional precise learn and analysis.

Interpreters comprise Elizabeth Rice Achtemeier, Saint Birgitta of Sweden, Catherine Mumford sales space, Anne Bradstreet, Catherine of Siena, Clare of Assisi, Egeria, Elizabeth I, Hildegard, Julian of Norwich, Thérèse of Lisieux, Marcella, Henrietta C. Mears, Florence Nightingale, Phoebe Palmer, Faltonia Betitia Proba, Pandita Ramabai, Christina Georgina Rossetti, Dorothy Leigh Sayers, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Harriet Beecher Stowe, St. Teresa of Avila, Sojourner fact, and Susanna Wesley.

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