Original Research

The Feminist and the Bible: Hermeneutical Alternatives

Carolyn Osiek
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 53, No 4 | a1753 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v53i4.1753 | © 1997 Carolyn Osiek | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 14 December 1997 | Published: 14 December 1997

Full Text:

PDF (1MB)

Share this article

Bookmark and Share

Abstract

Amid the varieties of feminist interpretive methods in biblical scholarship, this article suggests a general typology of approaches: rejection of the claims of biblical authority; acceptance of those claims with critique of oppressive interpretations; revisionism, which holds to the possibility of reconstructing the lost experience of women in the texts; reliance on symbol and image of the feminine to convey meaning; and finally, the liberation critique of oppressive structures. An appreciation and critique is offered for each alternative.

Keywords

No related keywords in the metadata.

Metrics

Total abstract views: 3302
Total article views: 7275

 

Crossref Citations

1. Agter elke man: Onderweg na inklusiewe taalgebruik in die Afrikaanse kerklied
Ockie C. Vermeulen
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies  vol: 72  issue: 1  year: 2016  
doi: 10.4102/hts.v72i1.3043