God and the rhetoric of sexuality

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Fortress Press, 1978 - Religion - 206 pages
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Focusing on texts in the Hebrew Bible, and using feminist hermeneutics, Phyllis Trible brings out what she considers to be neglected themes and counter literature.After outlining her method in more detail, she begins by highlighting the feminist imagery used for God; then she moves on to traditions embodying male and female within the context of the goodness of creation. If Genesis 2-3 is a love story gone awry, the Song of Songs is about sexuality redeemed in joy. In between lies the book of Ruth, with its picture of the struggles of everyday life.

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Review: God and Rhetoric of Sexuality (Overtures to Biblical Theology #2)

User Review  - Rachel - Goodreads

Wow, Phyllis Trible is so awesome. I loved Texts of Terror, and this is a nice companion to that one, with a more positive set of texts but the same close reading and illuminating analysis. I probably ... Read full review

Review: God and Rhetoric of Sexuality (Overtures to Biblical Theology #2)

User Review  - Bruce Morton - Goodreads

Phyllis Trible's study of Genesis unveils an important portrait in Scripture regarding the compassion of God. This is the strength of her study. Her interpretation of Genesis 1-3 has laid a foundation ... Read full review


Journey of a Metaphor
Passages Along the Way
A Love Story Gone Awry

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About the author (1978)

Phyllis Trible is University Professor of Biblical Studies at Wake Forest University Divinity School, and Baldwin Professor Emerita of Sacred Literature, Union Theological Seminary, New York.