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The power of the word : Scripture and the rhetoric of empire

Author: Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza
Publisher: Minneapolis : Fortress Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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What kind of power does scripture exercise? In The Power of the Word, Elisabeth Schussler Fiorenza, a scholar of feminist biblical interpretation and early Christian history, explores this difficult hermeneutical question. Because Christian scriptures were formulated in the context of Roman imperial power, they have functioned-and still do so-in the service of empire, legitimating colonialist expansion, racist  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza
ISBN: 9780800638337 0800638344 9780800638344 0800638336
OCLC Number: 150373962
Description: viii, 280 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The rhetoric of empire : introduction --
Empire studies as a new field in biblical studies --
A radical democratic ethos --
A critical political feminist hermeneutics --
Situating the argument of this book --
The power of Scripture and the rhetoric of empire --
Empire as the context of Scripture today --
Reshaping biblical the*logical studies --
Empire and ekklēsia --
A radical democratic imagination : the ekklēsia of wo/men --
Debating Paul in the ekklēsia of wo/men --
Toward a critical feminist decolonizing interpretation --
Postcolonial criticism and feminist criticism --
A decolonizing interpretation of the book of Revelation --
Empire and the rhetoric of subordination --
The ethos of kyriarchy : intersecting discourses of domination --
A detoxifying/decolonizing reading of 1 Peter --
The rhetoric of empire and G*d-talk : decolonizing the divine --
Feminist critique of androcentric G*d language --
Kyriocentric G*d language : the language of empire --
Transforming biblical studies --
The discipline of biblical studies --
Transforming biblical studies.
Responsibility: Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza.
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What is the purpose of reading the Bible? This title tackles the tough question of the Bible's role in the world and how its vision can further a more just world. It shows particularly the radical  Read more...

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