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Title Ruth and Esther / edited by Athalya Brenner
Published Sheffield : Sheffield Academic Press, ©1999


Description 1 online resource (271 pages)
Series The feminist companion to the Bible. Second series ; 3
Feminist companion to the Bible. Second series ; 3
Contents Introduction / Athalya Brenner -- I. Ruth -- A. Aspects of the Ruth scroll -- The Book of Ruth : a 'feminist' commentary to the Torah? / Irmtraud Fischer -- Ruth, the model emigrée : mourning and the symbolic politics of immigration / Bonnie Honig -- Facing the other : Ruth-the-cat in medieval Jewish illuminations / Carole R. Fontaine -- Ruth and Naomi : two Biblical figures revived among rural women in germany / dr Ursula Silber -- 'Women of the neighborhood' (Ruth 4.17) : informal female networks in ancient Israel / Carol Meyers -- B. Ruth papers, Orpah papers : papers delivered at the 'Semiotics and exegesis' Session, American Society of Biblical Literature, November, 1997 -- The sign of Orpah : reading Ruth through native eyes / Laura E. Donaldson -- The unpublished letters of Orpah to Ruth / Musa W. Dube -- A son is born to naomi : a harvest for Israel / Judith E. McKinlay -- Ruth as foreign worker and the politics of exogamy / Athalya Brenner -- Culture, ethics and identity in reading Ruth : a response to Donaldson, Dube, McKinlay and Brenner / Roland Boer -- II. Ruth and Esther : mothers and daughters -- The invisible relationship made visible : Biblical mothers and daughters / Leila Leah Bronner -- Black mother women and daughters : signifying female-divine relationships in the Hebrew Bible and African-American mother-daughter short stories / Cheryl A. Kirk-Duggan -- III. Esther -- Lots of writing / Mieke Bal -- Esther : a new interpretation of the Joseph story in the fight against anti-Semitism and sexism / Klara Butting
Summary The second series of Feminist Companions moves beyond the confines of sex- and gender-specific issues and studies of biblical women. Biblical feminist critics now address contemporary life situations, marginalization and a range of questions once not thought accessible to such critique. Feminist theory has also continued a rapid evolution. Among the topics included in this volume are composition, Torah, Ruth-the-Cat, female networking-together with much else to inform and stimulate female (and male) biblical scholars and non-scholars
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-262) and indexes
Notes Print version record
SUBJECT Bible. Ruth -- Feminist criticism
Bible. Esther -- Feminist criticism
Bible. Esther fast
Bible. Ruth fast
Subject RELIGION -- Biblical Studies -- Old Testament.
Feminist criticism
Form Electronic book
Author Brenner, Athalya
ISBN 9780567475121