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Texts of Terror

Literary-Feminist Readings of Biblical Narratives (Overtures to Biblical Theology #13)

Phyllis Trible


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Professor Trible focuses on four variations upon the theme of terror in the Bible. By combining the discipline of literary criticism with the hermeneutics of feminism, she reinterprets the tragic stories of four women in ancient Israel: Hagar, Tamar, an unnamed concubine, and the daughter of Jephthah. In highlighting the silence, absence, and oppostition of God, as well as human cruelty, Trible shows how these neglected storiesinterpreted in memoriamchallenge both the misogyny of Scripture and its use in church, synagogue, and academy.

Fortress Press, 9780800615376, 128pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 1984