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Texts of Terror Literary-Feminist Readings of Biblical Narratives by Phyllis Trible, Jane V. Craske

Texts of Terror Literary-Feminist Readings of Biblical Narratives


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Texts of Terror Literary-Feminist Readings of Biblical Narratives by Phyllis Trible, Jane V. Craske

In this book, Phyllis Trible examines four Old Testament narratives of suffering in ancient Israel: Hagar, Tamar, an unnamed concubine and the daughter of Jephthah. These stories are for Trible the substance of life , which may imspire new beginnings and by interpreting these stories of outrage and suffering on behalf of their female victims, the author recalls a past that is all to embodied in the present, and prays that these terrors shall not come to pass again. Texts of Terror is perhaps Trible's most readable book, that brings biblical scholarship within the grasp of the non-specialist. These sad stories about women in the Old Testament prompt much refelction on contemporary misuse of the Bible, and therefore have considerable relevance today.

About the Author

Phyllis Trible is Baldwin Professor of Sacred Literature, Union Theological Seminary, New York.

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Publication date

1st February 2003


Phyllis Trible, Jane V. Craske

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SCM Press


146 pages


Biblical studies & exegesis
Feminism & feminist theory
Christian theology



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