A Critically Engaged Project in Cultural History

The volumes in this encyclopaedia study the Bible as "The Book" of Western culture. They explore how religion has shaped gender identity and roles, stereotypes and relationships between men and women in Western culture.

The interdisciplinary conversation found here brings together voices from the fields of biblical exegesis, cultural history, archaeology and art history, literary history and musicology.

In academic contexts where religious literacy can no longer be assumed, the encyclopaedia provides a useful tool for research in the humanities.

This series of volumes engages biblical interpretation from the standpoint of our contemporary social context and will promote the ideals of democracy and gender equality.

A Project in the History of Theology

This project intends to engage, in a critical way, both the Bible and the history of interpretation.

It presents the socio-political consequences which have resulted from particular interpretive traditions.

In particular, the series examines how gender inequality has been legitimized by referring to the Bible and tradition.

Since tradition is not monolithic, the encyclopaedia explores diverse interpretations arising out of various communities of discourse.

Presenting this complex history of interpretation in its cultural context provides a corrective to religious fundamentalism.

A Project that will put into practice the principles of multi-disciplinary gender research.

As an international, interdenominational and multi-disciplinary work, the encyclopaedia is not supplemental or compensatory to other historical projects. Rather, it presents a new conception of history, one that integrates gender as a key tool of analysis.

Feminist Studies

FEMINIST BIBLICAL STUDIES IN THE 20TH CENTURY

  • Ed.
    Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza

Year 2014

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La TORAH

TORAH

  • Eds.
    Irmtraud Fischer
  • Mercedes Navarro Puerto
  • Collaborator
    Andrea Taschl-Erber

Year 2011

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GENERAL EDITORS
  • Irmtraud Fischer

    Graz University, Austria

  • Mercedes Navarro Puerto

    Madrid, Spain

  • Adriana Valerio

    Napoli University, Italy

  • Christiana de Groot

    Calvin College, USA

PUBLISHERS
CONSULTANT FOR ART HISTORY
  • Maria Leticia Sánchez Hernández

    National Heritage Museum, Madrid (S)

  • Heidi Hornik

    Baylor University, USA

CONSULTANT FOR MUSIC HISTORY
  • Linda Maria Koldau

    Aarhus Universitet, DK

CONSULTANT FOR LITERATURE RECEPTION
  • Magda Motté

    Aachen, D

CONSULTANT FOR HISTORY OF JUDAISM
  • Adele Berlin

    University of Maryland, USA