Texts of Terror: Literary-feminist Readings of Biblical Narratives
Professor Trible focuses on four variations upon the theme of terror in the Bible. By combining the discipline of literary criticism with the hermeneutics of feminism, she reinterprets the tragic stories of four women in ancient Israel: Hagar, Tamar, an unnamed concubine, and the daughter of Jephthah. In highlighting the silence, absence, and opposition of God, as well as human cruelty, Trible shows how these neglected stories interpreted in memoriam challenge both the misogyny of Scripture and its use in church, synagogue, and academy.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - aevaughn - LibraryThing
You'll never read biblical passages involving women the same way again after wrestling with the texts discussed here. I particularly found the concluding poem poignant about Judge Jephthah's sacrifice ... Read full review
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I read this during Holy Week, which was unintentionally fitting. This is a gut-wrenching piece of narrative exegesis and a deserved classic of feminist theology or, really, of theology without any ... Read full review