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By Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad, John L. Esposito

Very important for a common viewers drawn to ladies and faith, this e-book should be in particular worthwhile to students within the fields of feminist theology, comparative faith, and interfaith stories.

Based at the premise that women's struggles to have their voices heard are shared in the course of the monothesims, those essays supply new insights into the traditions of 3 religions up to now century. Six students have interaction in discussion with their very own religion groups, reflecting on their scripture and theology that allows you to comprehend the method in which girls were restricted in the patriarchal teachings of the faith. texts and narratives lengthy applied to maintain girls inside obstacles, they open up the scriptures and traditions to a feminist interpretation of the old teachings in their faiths.

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Chopp, The Power to Speak: Feminism, Language, God (New York: Crossroad, 1989); Elizabeth A. Johnson, She Who Is: The Mystery of God in Feminist Theological Discourse (New York: Crossroad, 1992); and the various writings of Rosemary Radford Ruether, Letty M. Russell, and Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza. Instructive as well is the corpus of Mary Daly. To these lists could be added many more names and titles. 8. Citation from Jacob Neusner, Genesis Rabbah: The Judaic Commentary to the Book of Genesis: A New American Translation, 3 vols.

See note 9 above. See also the brief discussion by Savina J. Teubal, “Sarah and Hagar: Matriarchs and Visionaries,” in A Feminist Companion to Genesis, ed. Athalya Brenner (Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1993), 244, following Delores Williams. Ironically, the Pauline allegory can be seen as equating Jews with Hagar; thus Galatians’ confessional distinction between Judaizer and Pauline Christian forges an ethnic alliance between Egyptian and Jew. 17. See Elsa Tamez, “The Woman Who Complicated the History of Salvation,” in New Eyes for Reading: Biblical and Theological Reflections by Women from the Third World, ed.

While the daughters continue to unite the family, the sons threaten to pull it apart. Ironically, the sons of Ishmael unite with (most of) the sons of Isaac in the selling of Joseph. Yet again, however, the women of the families will serve to unite. Genesis 39:1 reads, “Now Joseph was taken down to Egypt, and Potiphar . . ” Thus, one could easily identify the Ishmaelites with the Midianites. The Midianites are then brought back into the family of Abraham at the time of the Exodus. Moses, a Hebrew raised in Pharaoh’s household and so an individual who bears in his own narrative traces of Sarah’s story, marries a Midianite woman, Zipporah (Exod.

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