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Bread Not Stone: The Challenge of Feminist Biblical Interpretation

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This feminist classic explores the ways in which women can read the Christian Bible with full understanding of both its oppressive and its liberating functions. In the substantial new Afterword to this edition, Elisabeth Schussler Fiorenza situates Bread Not Stone in relation to mainstream Biblical scholarship, Catholic and Protestant theologies, liberation theologies, and ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published July 31st 1995 by Beacon Press (first published 1984)
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Aug 08, 2016 rated it it was ok
In the way of many academics, the author mistakes big words for big ideas. The premise of the book had the potential to be developed into an excellent, thoughtful work, but, unfortunately, the end result was self-indulgent and had no recognizable signs of having been researched at all. I give one star for lack of grammatical error, another for the chosen subject matter.
This book is not likely to leave a mark on any of its readers. I pity those who take whatever class she teaches and are forced
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Ashley Roque
Aug 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
THE ESSENTIAL scholarship on feminist theology for biblical religion.
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Third read as part of the hermeneutical support for my dissertation.
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Shelves: feminist, christian
This was the first book I read in the genre of "Christian Feminism". Boy, was this a mistake! It's good, but it's super academic and (in my naive opinion at the time) concerned itself with nitpicking pedantry over what I believed at the time to be trivial and nonsensical theological issues. Nevertheless I persevered with it and gleaned what i could. It has more to offer seasoned theologians (or people with some intermediate knowledge of Christian feminist theology) than interest-based readers. A ...more
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An important work in the area of Christian feminism. Nothing in her arguments was strong enough to persuade me to accept her view, but she is obviously passionate about her stance.
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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.