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Letter to Women

Contents

From Feminist Interpretation of the Bible. Editor Letty M. Russell

Westminster Press Philadelphia 1985

INTRODUCTION: Liberating the Word Letty M. Russell 11
PART I FEMINIST CRITICAL CONSCIOUSNESS
1. Feminist Consciousness in Historical Perspective Barbara Brown Zikmund 21
2. The Emergence of Black Feminist Consciousness Katie Geneva Cannon 30
3. Feminist Consciousness and the Interpretation of Scripture Margaret A. Farley 41
PART II FEMINISTS AT WORK
4. Feminist Uses of Biblical Materials Katherine Doob Sakenfield 55
5. A Gentile Woman's Story Sharon H. Ringe 65
6. "Mother in Israel": A Familiar Story Reconsidered J. Cheryl Exum 73
7. Prophets and Pornography: Female Sexual Imagery in Hosea T. Drorah Setel 86
8. Every Two Minutes: Battered Women and Feminist Interpretation Susan Brookes Thistletwaite 96
PART III
9. Feminist Interpretation: A Method of Correlation Rosemary Radford Ruether 111
10. The Will to Choose or to Reject : Continuing Our Critical Work Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza 125
11. Authority and the Challenge of Feminist Interpretation Letty M. Russell 137
POSTSCRIPT: Jottings on the Journey Phyllis Trible 147


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