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But She Said: Feminist Practices of Biblical Interpretation

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One of the world's leading feminist theologians demonstrates how reading the Bible can be spiritually and politically empowering for women. ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published July 1st 1993 by Beacon Press (first published January 1st 1992)
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Paul
Mar 23, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: feminism, theology
This was a frustrating read, not because Schüssler Fiorenza doesn't have innovative or important contributions to theology and biblical studies, but because she cloaks those contributions in a nearly impenetrable density that requires extraordinary effort to grasp.

In short, Schüssler Fiorenza explores our patriarchal assumptions when we read biblical texts – especially how the conventions of grammar normalize a male perspective – and proposes a way of reading the texts that is simultaneously cri
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Daniels
Feb 16, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Understanding the feminine side of God
Fede Boccacci
Oct 15, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
La postura de Schüssler Fiorenza es muy interesante. Plantea una fuerte crítica al patriarcalismo y kyriquialismo, a los esquemas esencialistas y naturalistas del género y propone una opción marcada por una retórica que revaloriza el lugar de la mujer en un discipulado de iguales y en una ekklesia de mujeres. Y para ello en muchos casos es necesario reconstruir la memoria del cristianismo primitivo desde una perspectiva femenina.

Sin duda lo más interesante del libro son las deconstrucciones de l
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Gina
May 09, 2020 rated it it was ok
Explores different hermeneutics from a feminist lens. I wanted to read it for its introduction of the term "kyriarchy", though it referred to so much other work that I hadn't read that I am not sure that I got much out of it. There are interesting things to think about.

My favorite line is this, after discussing various healings and parables: "Jesus's ministry seeks the wholeness and well-being of everyone in Israel."

Yes, and whether you are referring to kyriarchy, patriarchy, or dominator cultur
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Nov 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
Definitely insightful.
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Born Elisabeth Schüssler in Tășnad, in the Transylvanian region of the Kingdom of Romania, Professor Schüssler Fiorenza is a German feminist, theologian and Professor of Divinity at Harvard Divinity School. Schüssler Fiorenza identifies as Catholic and her work is generally in the context of Christianity, although much of her work has broader applicability.

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