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Jesus and the Politics of Interpretation
Jesus and the Politics of Interpretation seeks to interrupt the rhetorics and politics of meaning that, in the past decade, have compelled the proliferation of popular and scholarly books and articles about the historical Jesus, and that have turned Jesus into a commodity of neocapitalist western culture.In this spirited book, Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza continues her arg ...more
Paperback, 176 pages
Published September 1st 2001 by Bloomsbury Academic
(first published November 2000)
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Really good book. I read it because I heard she attacks the Jesus Seminar... from the left! Which has exactly been my position for years. But her critique is from the perspective of feminist theology. I have always understood the Jesus Seminar to be a basically Modernist project, the whole "what really happened?" question upon which the seminar is a notoriously 19th century, liberal one, rendered pretty meaningless in a post-Modern age that knows the limits of historical studies. Anyway, this bo ...more
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.