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 Critical Issues in Retrieving Women's Experience

Margaret D. Kamitsuka

in Feminist Theology and the Challenge of Difference

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195311624
eISBN:
9780199785643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311624.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Although retrieving women's experience textually and ethnographically is pivotal for feminist theology, problematic assumptions are at work in the way feminist theologians undertake this task. Using ... More


Writing the Wrongs: Women of the Old Testament among Biblical Commentators from Philo through the Reformation

John L. Thompson

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195137361
eISBN:
9780199834730
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195137361.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Passages in the Old Testament that tell of violence against women have received intense scrutiny from feminist biblical critics, who have also decried the way these women's terrifying stories have ... More


Hagar: Abraham's Wife and Exile

John L. Thompson

in Writing the Wrongs: Women of the Old Testament among Biblical Commentators from Philo through the Reformation

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195137361
eISBN:
9780199834730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195137361.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Hagar has been remembered by feminist biblical critics as the distinguished recipient of divine rescues and visions, but also as Sarah's hapless surrogate and Abraham's abandoned concubine. Although ... More


Personal Conflict, and Vision of a Deeper Covenant (Chaps. 16–17): A Personal Conflict Excluding Foreign Slaves (Chap. 16)A Vision Including Such Slaves (Chap. 17)

Thomas L. Brodie

in Genesis as Dialogue: A Literary, Historical, and Theological Commentary

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195138368
eISBN:
9780199834037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195138368.003.0024
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

In Genesis 16, the beautiful barren Sarai finally releases what is inside her – a confused bitterness that strikes at God, Abram, and her slavegirl, Hagar. Her proposal that Abram impregnate Hagar ... More


 The Geography of the Exodus: Ramesses to the Sea

James K. Hoffmeier

in Ancient Israel in Sinai: The Evidence for the Authenticity of the Wilderness Traditions

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195155464
eISBN:
9780199835652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/0195155467.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

A segment of recent scholarship maintains that the Exodus narratives are either mythological or are complete fiction. These views are challenged by a detailed investigation of the geographical names ... More


Maternal Grief in the Hebrew Bible

Ekaterina E. Kozlova

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198796879
eISBN:
9780191838569
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198796879.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This book explores the stories of biblical mothers who were placed at key junctures in Israel’s history to renegotiate the destinies not only of their own children, dead or lost, but also those of ... More


Hagar, Ishmael, Josephus, And the Origins of Islam*

Fergus Millar

in Rome, the Greek World, and the East: Volume 3: The Greek World, the Jews, and the East

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807830307
eISBN:
9781469603216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807876657_millar.20
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter explores the question of the genealogy and religious affiliation of Arabs in Josephus's retelling of the story of Abraham, Hagar, and Ishmael in the Antiquities. The legendary common ... More


Another Long Bridge: Textual Atavism in Hagar’s Daughter

Holly Jackson

in American Blood: The Ends of the Family in American Literature, 1850-1900

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199317042
eISBN:
9780199369256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199317042.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter examines Pauline Hopkins’s verbatim reproduction of the Long Bridge narrative from William Wells Brown’s Clotel (which, as Chapter 2 reveals, was already a verbatim reproduction of a ... More


Ethics and the Bible II: The Perverse Commitment to Overcrowding and Doubling in Genesis: Implications for Ethics and Politics

Yvonne Sherwood

in Biblical Interpretation and Method: Essays in Honour of John Barton

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199645534
eISBN:
9780191755842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199645534.003.0024
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Religious Studies

This chapter seeks to engage with Old Testament ethics, a perennial interest of John Barton’s, by looking at the problem of overcrowding and doubling in the book of Genesis. It looks to origins, ... More


Truth Is Told: This Is Our Story

Jewelnel Davis

in Preaching in the New Millennium: Celebrating the Tercentennial of Yale University

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300100815
eISBN:
9780300128178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300100815.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter reflects upon the importance of hearing the story of women as part of the common life of a community of faith. It focuses particularly on Hagar, a woman able to discern and name the God ... More


Hagar

Ekaterina E. Kozlova

in Maternal Grief in the Hebrew Bible

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198796879
eISBN:
9780191838569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198796879.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter focuses on Hagar and her mourning in the wilderness of Beersheba (Gen. 21). Although Gen. 21:14–21 does not contain a case of child death proper, a few lexemes utilized in it represent ... More


Explanation and Persuasion in Stories of Origins: Two Examples from Genesis

J. Andrew Dearman

in Reading Hebrew Bible Narratives

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190246488
eISBN:
9780190246525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190246488.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Two narratives in the book of Genesis (chapters 16, 38) are presented as explanations of ancient Israelite identity. Both accounts share a dilemma regarding the lack of an heir to continue the family ... More


Gender Justice as a Way of Life: The Reading of Amina Wadud

Shadaab Rahemtulla

in Qur’an of the Oppressed: Liberation Theology and Gender Justice in Islam

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198796480
eISBN:
9780191837753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198796480.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter explores the Qur’anic commentary of the African American intellectual Amina Wadud. After providing some historical and biographical background, it unpacks her interpretive method. Like ... More


Reception History and Classical Stories

J. Andrew Dearman

in Reading Hebrew Bible Narratives

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190246488
eISBN:
9780190246525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190246488.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Reception history provides examples of how characters in Old Testament narratives are interpreted in the New Testament, post-biblical Judaism, and Islam. The examples provided are drawn from those ... More


Women in the World: Human Nature, Constraint, and Transformation

Jerusha Tanner Lamptey

in Divine Words, Female Voices: Muslima Explorations in Comparative Feminist Theology

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190653378
eISBN:
9780190653408
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190653378.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter focuses on theological anthropology and probes the extent and reality of human freedom, especially considering structural and systemic constraint. It begins by exploring existing ... More


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