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Feminist Revision and the Bible: The Unwritten Volume

Feminist Revision and the Bible: The Unwritten Volume

Alicia Suskin Ostriker

ISBN: 978-0-631-18798-1

Mar 1993, Wiley-Blackwell

160 pages

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What happens when women writers re-imagine culture? How do feminists need that ur-text of patriarchy, the Bible? Unwritten volume: Re-thinking teh Bible attempts to re-think certain customary assumptions about feminism and about the Bible, in the light of poetic "readings" of biblical texts by 19th and 20th century women writers. The author proposes that women writers relate to the Bible in complex ways, which both critique biblical misogyny and stem directly from elements of transgressive writing within scripture iteself. Ultimately Ostriker suggests that feminist reinterpretations of scripture are the inevitable consequence of spiritual values which ask us to turn from institutions to the meaning of the original revelation.

1. Out of My Sight.

2. A Word made Flesh.

3. The Lilith Poems.

4. An Interview with Alicia Ostriker.



" Highly Recommended". Cross Currents

"An essentially optimistic, as well as delightfully iconoclastic, reading of scripture." Church Times

* A highly controversial approach exploring the relationship of female writers to the Bible.
* A distinguished author.