God and the Rhetoric of Sexuality

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Fortress Press, 1978 - Religion - 206 pages
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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This is very crucial for studying feminist theology.

Contents

Journey of a Metaphor
31
Passages Along the Way
60
A Love Story Gone Awry
72
Loves Lyrics Redeemed
144
A Human Comedy
166
The Afterwords
200
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