Unlocking the Garden: A Feminist Jewish Look at the Bible, Midrash, and God

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Abstract

"Unlocking the Garden: A Feminist Jewish Look at the Bible, Midrash and God is a collection of 15 articles which are exemplars of the state of the art of feminist Jewish interpretation of biblical texts. In these articles Naomi Graetz explores some of the reasons why biblical women are extolled in post-biblical sources when they adhere to their prescribed roles yet deprecated by these same midrashic sources when they speak up. The author demonstrates that much of present-day thinking about Jewish marriage is conditioned by metaphors. She discusses the theological implications of the dangerous marriage metaphor which describes God and Israel in an abusive husband and wife relationship and addresses the problem of God's responsibility for Israel's suffering."
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherGorgias Press
Number of pages212
Edition1st Gorgias Press ed.
ISBN (Electronic)9781463210014
ISBN (Print)1593330588, 9781593330583
DOIs
StatePublished - 2004

Keywords

  • Oude Testament
  • Frau
  • Féminisme
  • Feminism
  • Women in the Bible
  • Feministische theologie
  • Feminist criticism
  • Feministische Theologie
  • Femmes dans la Bible
  • Midrasj
  • God
  • Vrouwen

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