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Feminist Hermeneutics
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A broadly applied term for approaches to biblical study that consider to varying degrees the relationship of the biblical text to women’s experiences. Most feminist hermeneutics fall into the larger category of socio-critical hermeneutics. Feminists work within a wide variety of theoretical approaches: sometimes feminist and theological hermeneutics are integrated; some feminists are concerned exclusively with applying the methods of reader-response theory; and other biblical feminists work within the bounds of historical, literary, or canonical criticism.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Feminist Biblical Hermeneutics
Feminist Biblical Hermeneutics A broadly applied term for approaches to biblical study that consider to varying degrees the relationship of the biblical text to women’s experiences. Most feminist hermeneutics fall into the larger category of socio-critical hermeneutics. Feminists work within a wide variety
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Feminist Hermeneutics
FEMINIST HERMENEUTICS. Writing a dictionary article on feminist hermeneutics may encourage several misconceptions. It gives the impression that feminist hermeneutics is a finished research product rather than an ongoing process within the context of women’s societal and ecclesial struggles for justice
Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels
Liberation Hermeneutics
Liberation hermeneuticsLiberation and feminist hermeneutics have arisen in response to the use of the Bible as a tool of oppression. Women have been excluded from ordained ministry in the church, for instance, on the basis of the male gender of Jesus or certain interpretations of the injunctions of
The Thiselton Companion to Christian Theology
Liberation Hermeneutics
Liberation Hermeneutics and TheologyLiberation hermeneutics denotes the interpretation of the Bible in liberation theologies. These theologies emerged especially in Latin America toward the end of the 1960s and throughout the 1970s, and have had influence from the 1980s to today. The themes have also
Pocket Dictionary of Ethics
Feminist Ethics
feminist ethics. Ethical reflection or theorizing that locates its basic assumptions in contemporary feminist thought. Feminism is an intellectual movement that opposes *discrimination on the basis of gender and has as its ultimate aim *equality among persons. Feminist theology, in turn, is the attempt
Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels, Second Edition
Feminist and Womanist Criticisms
FEMINIST AND WOMANIST CRITICISMSFeminist and womanist criticisms derive from women’s historical struggles for freedom from slavery and gender oppression and in pursuit of equal rights and privileges long denied women. Although rooted in the abolitionist and women’s suffrage movements, both have become
Dictionary of the Old Testament: Prophets
Feminist Interpretation
FEMINIST INTERPRETATIONWithin the field of biblical studies one of the more controversial approaches to the biblical text has been feminist interpretation, and yet this interpretation has yielded significant information that has challenged not only the way people hear and read the text but also how
Dictionary of the Old Testament: Wisdom, Poetry & Writings
Feminist Interpretation
FEMINIST INTERPRETATIONFeminist interpretation is defined as reading the text as a woman and letting a feminist perspective influence one’s reading and interpretation. This article provides a survey of feminist interaction with *Psalms, *Proverbs, *Job and the five scrolls: *Song of Songs, *Ruth, *Lamentations,