As the one work that has held moral and religious sway over the Judeo-Christian tradition for thousands of years, the Bible's power is unsurpassed in world literature. For women, its meaning is particularly complex; traditionally used to keep women in their place, it has also been a book of enduring inspiration. Throughout history, women have been barred fron interpreting the Bible, and when they have tried, their voices have been silenced. This work marks a new stage in women's relations to the Bible, as 28 women respond to the Old Testament and its meanings for them. Eve and Delilah are defended; Rebecca, Moses, Hannah, Samuel, Saul and Job come alive as tragic heroes, struggling against their fates; the poetry of the Psalms, the Song of Songs, Isiah and the Book of Lamentations are opened up to contemporary reading.
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Book Description Fawcett Columbine, 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0044409338