Translated from the German by Martin Rumscheidt
The original German edition of Feminist Biblical Interpretation
received high acclaim and widespread positive reviews in Europe. That groundbreaking reference tool for contextual biblical interpretation is here available in English for the first time. With contributions from more than sixty female scholars, this is the only one-volume feminist commentary on the entire Bible, including books that are relatively uncharted territory for feminist theology.
Kristin De Troyer
— University of St. Andrews
"There is no compendium like this: it contains no repetition of things already said a hundred times but, rather, to-the-point coherent feminist readings of biblical books, with clear emphases on issues relevant to feminist research and excellent bibliographic references to feminist output. This compendium is a 'must have can't work without' book for scholars as well as all those interested in the Bible and feminism."
John C. Endres, S.J.
— Jesuit School of Theology, Santa Clara University and Graduate Theological Union
"We owe a tremendous debt to Luise Schottroff and Marie-Theres Wacker for overseeing this compendium of feminist critical study of the Scriptures. . . . The authors approach their texts from a variety of angles, raising questions and issues that seldom make their way into other biblical commentaries; each commentary will delight readers with unexpected surprises. Thanks to the translators and editors for bringing a wonderful collection of contextualized German biblical scholarship to the English-speaking world."
— Vanderbilt University
"The publication in English of this volume is an event to be warmly welcomed. . . . A magnificent achievement."
Theological Book Review
"This volume is the English translation of a much-vaunted work originally produced in German. . . . It is selective, focussed on the experience of women, but also comprehensive, in its scope across the entirety of Jewish and Christian scriptures. . . . In a contemporary context in which increasing numbers of religious and political leaders are recognizing the importance of female literacy as well as female literature, this vast, valuable compendium is a coherent and ready resource."