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Marxist Feminist Criticism of the Bible
Jorunn Okland, Roland Boer

ISBN 9781906055356
Status Available
Price: $80.00
Binding Hardback
Publication Date June 2008
Pages 252
   

This volume seeks to spur a lively discussion on Marxist feminist analysis of biblical texts. Marxism and feminism have many mutual concerns, and the combination of the two has become common in literary criticism, cultural studies, sociology and philosophy. So it is high time for biblical studies to become interested. This collection is the first of its kind in biblical studies, bringing together a mixture of newer and more mature voices. It falls into three sections: general concerns (Milena Kirova, Tamara Prosic and David Jobling); Hebrew Bible (Gale Yee and Avaren Ipsen); New Testament (Alan Cadwallader, Jorunn Økland, Roland Boer and Jennifer Bird). Thought-provoking and daring, the collection includes: the history of Marxist feminist analysis, the work of Bertolt Brecht, the voices of prostitute collectives, and the possibilities for biblical criticism of the work of Rosemary Hennessy, Simone de Beauvoir, Juliet Mitchell, Wilhelm Reich and Julia Kristeva. All of which are brought to bear on biblical texts such as Proverbs, 1 Kings, Mark, Paul's Letters, and 1 Peter.

Roland Boer is Associate Professor in the Centre for Studies in Religion and Theology at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. Jorunn Økland is Professor of Interdisciplinary Gender Studies, Centre for Gender Studies, University of Oslo.

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