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  • Author:
    Russell,Letty M. Russell
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    0631145591
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    978-0631145592
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    Blackwell Publishers (October 10, 1985)
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    176 pages
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Letty M. Russell was one of the world's foremost feminist theologians and a longtime member of the faculty of Yale Divinity School. She died on July 12, 2007, at age 77. She was one of the first women ordained in the United Presbyterian Church and served as pastor of the Presbyterian Church of the Ascension in East Harlem for ten years.

Russell, Letty M. cn. Publication date. Philadelphia : Westminster Press.

Feminist Interpretation of the Bible. This lucid and timely book is the result of a collaborative effort on the part of a group of well-known theologians, historians and biblical scholars - all of them women - to clarify the distinctive character of feminist biblical interpretation. The book brings together perspectives from Jewish/Christian, Black/White, Catholic/Protestant women, and in particular develops an awareness of the Third World presence in the Church. 232 pages, hardback £ 2 2. 5 0 (0 631 14559 i) paperback £. 5 (0 631145613). Darwinism and Divinity

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Letty Mandeville Russell (1929 in Westfield, New Jersey – 12 July 2007 in Guilford, Connecticut) was a feminist theologian and professor

Letty Mandeville Russell (1929 in Westfield, New Jersey – 12 July 2007 in Guilford, Connecticut) was a feminist theologian and professor. She was a member of the first class of women admitted to Harvard Divinity School, and one of the first women ordained in the United Presbyterian Church. After earning a doctorate in theology at Union Theological Seminary, she joined the faculty at Yale Divinity School, where she taught for 28 years. Russell was a pioneer in the field of feminist theology

Letty M. Russell was one of the world's foremost feminist theologians and a longtime member of the faculty of Yale .

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This book brings together the work of theologians, historians and biblical scholars - all of them women - to clarify the distinctive character of feminist biblical interpretation.

Zymbl
This phenomenal book will open your mind to a fresh persective of the Bible, as it is examined by the most oppressed group of people in the history of the world - women! Historically female interpretation of the Bible has been considered irrelevant, but this work clearly demonstrates that feminist scholars have much to contribute to Biblical understanding. The authors often bring out aspects of the Biblical text that have historically been disregarded, but are nevertheless right there for all to see.
One reason why this book is great place to start your journey into feminist Biblical interpretation is it's format: its not too long, its scholary, and its edited. These 3 qualities are all interrelated, giving you a work that critically examines the main stream of feminist interpretation that's not too difficult to get through.
After reading this book you will realize that reading the Bible from a feminist perspective is like seeing a picture in 3-D rather than 2. You will see the freedom and liberty that God intends for all people. I think you'll also agree that without feminist interpretation some of the riches and depths of the Bible are lost.
Mr.mclav
This book has a lot of information about feminism, and a lot of information about Christianity, but no "feminist interpretation of the Bible". It is very dry, and appropriate for those readers who have a deep interest in feminist theory. I was expecting an analysis of the Bible from a feminist point of view, and was disappointed.
Gela
Editor Letty Mandeville Russell (1929-2007) was a feminist theologian who taught at Yale Divinity School, who also wrote/edited books such as Dictionary of Feminist Theologies,Human Liberation in a Feminist Perspective--A Theology, etc. This 1985 book contains writings by twelve theologians, including Rosemary Radford Ruether, Elisabeth Schussler Fiorenza, Phyllis Trible, and Russell herself.

Russell stated in her Introduction, "In 1976 The Liberating Word: A Guide to Nonsexist Interpretation of the Bible... was a 'premature' guide to feminist interpretation of the Bible... This collection of essays... continues the tradition of the earlier book by inviting a wide readership of women and men to share in the discussion... It is hoped that (the book) will provide resources for collective discussion in Bible study, teaching, and preaching as well as personal study and meditation."

Later, she adds, "Feminist biblical interpretation has developed into two interdependent areas of research: inclusive language and inclusive interpretations. Both areas ... are carried forward by cooperating groups of women and men who see their work not only as a scholarly enterprise but also as a collective effort to bring about change..." (Pg. 13) Russell ultimately concludes, "In spite of the patriarchal nature of the biblical texts, I myself have no intention of giving up the biblical basis of my theology... I am one of those for whom the Bible continues to be a liberating word as I hear it together with others and sturggle to live out it story." (Pg. 138)

One essayist argues, "Thus no feminist of biblical material is finally immune to the task of finding the Bible hurtful, unhelpful, not revealing of God, and nor worth the effort to come to grips with it... feminists may find that the Bible seems to drive them away from itself (and sometimes from God)..." (Pg. 64) Another reviews the story of the woman in Matthew 15:22-28, and concludes, "that saying addressed to the woman is offensive in the extreme. Metaphor or not, Jesus is depicted as comparing the woman and her daugher to dogs! No churchly or scholarly gymnastics are able to get around that problem." (Pg. 69)

Ruether asserts that "biblical prophecy does not clearly include sexism and patriarchy in its critique of social justice. Women, in expanding the prophetic process of denunciation and annunciation to include sexism, do so without biblical authority." (Pg. 118) Fiorenza suggests that "A feminist biblical interpretation is thus first of all a political task. It remains mandatory because the Bible and its authority has been and is again today used as a weapon against women struggling for liberation." (Pg. 129)

This is an excellent collection of thought-provoking essays, and will be of considerable interest to not only theologians but also feminists.