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Ruth And Esther

A Feminist Compani

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The second series of Feminist Companions moves beyond the confines of sex- and gender-specific issues and studies of biblical women. Biblical feminist critics now address contemporary life situations, marginalization and a range of questions once not thought accessible to such critique. Feminist theory has also continued a rapid evolution. Among the topics included in this volume are composition, Torah, Ruth-the-Cat, female networking-together with much else to inform and stimulate female (and male) biblical scholars and non-scholars.

Abbreviationsp. 9
List of Contributorsp. 11
Introductionp. 13
Ruth
Aspects of the Ruth Scroll
The Book of Ruth: A 'Feminist' Commentary to the Torah?p. 24
Ruth, the Model Emigree: Mourning and the Symbolic Politics of Immigrationp. 50
Facing the Other: Ruth-the-Cat in Medieval Jewish Illuminationsp. 75
Ruth and Naomi: Two Biblical Figures Revived among Rural Women in Germanyp. 93
'Women of the Neighborhood' (Ruth 4.17): Informal Female Networks in Ancient Israelp. 110
B. Ruth Papers, Orpah Papers: Papers Delivered at the 'Semiotics and Exegesis' Session, American Society of Biblical Literature, November 1997
The Sign of Orpah: Reading Ruth through Native Eyesp. 130
The Unpublished Letters of Orpah to Ruthp. 145
A Son Is Born to Naomi: A Harvest for Israelp. 151
Ruth as a Foreign Worker and the Politics of Exogamyp. 158
Culture, Ethics and Identity in Reading Ruth: A Response to Donaldson, Dube, McKinlay and Brennerp. 163
Ruth and Esther: Mothers and Daughters
The Invisible Relationship Made Visible: Biblical Mothers and Daughtersp. 172
Black Mother Women and Daughters: Signifying Female-Divine Relationships in the Hebrew Bible and African-American Mother-Daughter Short Storiesp. 192
Esther
Lots of Writingp. 212
Esther: A New Interpretation of the Joseph Story in the Fight against Anti-Semitism and Sexismp. 239
Bibliographyp. 249
Index of Referencesp. 263
Index of Authorsp. 268
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ISBN: 9781850759782
ISBN-10: 1850759782
Series: Feminist Companion to the Bible: Second Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Published: 1st April 1999
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 16.1  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.42
Edition Number: 1