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Schüssler Fiorenza, Elisabeth 1938-

Works: 210 works in 622 publications in 7 languages and 19,683 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Commentaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Honoree, Publishing director, ed
Classifications: BS511.2, 220.6082
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Bread not stone : the challenge of feminist biblical interpretation by Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza( Book )
37 editions published between 1984 and 2002 in 5 languages and held by 1,894 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pleidooi voor het ontwikkelen van een feministische bijbelinterpretatie
In memory of her : a feminist theological reconstruction of Christian origins by Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza( Book )
48 editions published between 1983 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 1,791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This brilliant scholarly treatise succeeds in bringing to our consciousness women who played an important role in the origins of Christianity
The Book of Revelation--justice and judgment by Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza( Book )
16 editions published between 1984 and 1998 in English and held by 903 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Schussler Fiorenza's volume, reissued here with a new Epilogue, has served to reorient understanding of the Bible's most controverted book."--BOOK JACKET
Searching the Scriptures by Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza( Book )
22 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in English and Japanese and held by 890 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This utilizes biblical - historical and literary - critical scholarship for a feminist reading of the Scriptures. Rather than focusing only on the women's passages, it analyzed the writings in their entirety and brings to the fore the suppressed voices and subjugated knowledges of times past
But she said : feminist practices of biblical interpretation by Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza( Book )
13 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in English and held by 882 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"For centuries, the Bible's meaning has been defined and interpreted for us by the minds and the mouths of men. Women have been silenced and excluded, never allowed authority to say what the Bible means. If the hold of "malestream" biblical interpreters is to be relinquished and the power of the Word released for all, Schussler Fiorenza tells us, then women and other marginalized people must learn to read the biblical stories differently. Like the foreign woman in the Gospel story who challenges Jesus with "Yes, Lord, but," women must understand their reading and interpreting as profoundly political efforts to transform patriarchal structures, in biblical times and in our own." "Building upon the acclaimed 1984 volume Bread Not Stone, But She Said examines the social locations and political contexts of biblical interpretation in the United States. Schussler Fiorenza shows us how a feminist practice of biblical interpretation can empower women of all colors and classes to rethink the Bible's meanings." "Each of the book's carefully articulated chapters invokes the name of a woman who embodies the struggle to break through marginalization and silence - Miriam, Arachne, Mary of Magdala, Justa, Sophia, Prisca, and Sheba. The names of these "women of wisdom and valor" remind us of the resistance that women have always met when they have sought to read and interpret the Bible on equal terms with men." "But She Said will inspire all women to approach the Bible with a critical eye toward the patriarchal meanings and politics encoded in its stories, and to find there a hopeful vision of the liberating power of the Word."--Jacket
Jesus : Miriam's child, Sophia's prophet : critical issues in feminist Christology by Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza( Book )
21 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in English and Dutch and held by 831 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fiorenza charts the rise and fall into "historical amnesia" of the liberating movement gathered around Jesus as the prophet and messenger of Divine Sophia, or Woman Wisdom, the all-powerful female figure in early Jewish Scriptures and theology. While teachings about Women Wisdom permeate the texture of the Christian ("New") Testament, they were quickly clothed in what the author calls kyriocentric (ruling-male) language. Not simply a work of historical reconstruction, this is a work of constructive feminist theology, showing how the historically unrealized possibilities of Woman Wisdom can offer the vision of a different world and a different church. By assessing various Jesus traditions and interpretations as to whether they can engender liberating visions for today, the book seeks to challenge and transform masculine Christian identity formations and exclusivist theological frameworks toward the basileia vision of justice and well-being for all.--From publisher description
Aspects of religious propaganda in Judaism and early Christianity ( Book )
9 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and held by 767 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wisdom ways : introducing feminist biblical interpretation by Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza( Book )
13 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and German and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Biblical interpretation, according to Elisabeth Schussler Fiorenza, is best understood as searching for Divine Wisdom. In Wisdom Ways she invites readers to join her on a journey of discovery." "Addressing both feminist students and all those who wish to understand the exciting field of feminist biblical interpretation, she offers a review that is not merely informative but liberating. While challenging mainstream reading strategies, she empowers students to think critically and enter creatively into the life-transforming "way of wisdom"."--Jacket
Sharing her word : feminist biblical interpretation in context by Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza( Book )
12 editions published between 1989 and 1999 in English and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The author explores how biblical discourses shape our understanding of the world and "how reimagining the Bible can contribute to the spiritual struggle for a more just world, and why we fail to embrace such an undertaking at our own peril."--Jacket
Discipleship of equals : a critical feminist ekklēsia-logy of liberation by Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza( Book )
17 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Revelation : vision of a just world by Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza( Book )
16 editions published between 1991 and 1999 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Elisabeth Schussler Fiorenza charts a new and provocative course in the interpretation of the book of Revelation. She recognizes not only the ideological distortions but also the sociopolitical location of the Apocalypse. In this way she opens to the reader the world of vision of this powerful New Testament book. This book has three major sections: (1) an introduction that centers on social location and rhetorical analysis; (2) the commentary; and (3) a theo- ethical rhetorical reading of the visionary world of the book of Revelation under the headings of empire, tribulation, resistance, and competing voices
Jesus and the politics of interpretation by Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza( Book )
7 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The answer to this commodification of "Jesus" is not a rejection of critical scholarship and Jesus research but a call for their investigation in terms of ideology critique and ethics. By claiming to produce knowledge about the "real" Jesus, Schussler Fiorenza points out, scholars deny the rhetoricity of their research and refuse to stand accountable for their reconstructive cultural models and theological interests. Hence, she calls for an ethics of interpretation that can explore such a scholarly politics of meaning, rather than continue its ideological discourses on "Jesus and Women" that are fraught with both anti-Judaism and anti-Feminism."--Jacket
Women, invisible in theology and church ( Book )
4 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rhetoric and ethic : the politics of biblical studies by Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza( Book )
7 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In this study, feminist biblical critic Elisabeth Schussler Fiorenza continues to explore the paradigm shift underway in biblical studies. Focusing on Paul and his interpreters, she questions the apolitical ethos of biblical scholarship and argues for an alternative rooted in a critical understanding of language as a form of power. Only then, she contends, will biblical studies be "a significant partner in the global struggles seeking justice and well-being for all.""--Jacket
The Holocaust as interruption ( Book )
7 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and Spanish and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The power of naming : a Concilium reader in feminist liberation theology ( Book )
4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On the cutting edge : the study of women in biblical worlds : essays in honor of Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza ( Book )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
These essays in honour of Professor Elisabeth Schussler Fiorenza draw on international feminist scholarship indebted to her ground-breaking achievements in the areas of biblical studies, feminist thought and social justice
The power of the word : Scripture and the rhetoric of empire by Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza( Book )
9 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
What kind of power does scripture exercise? In The Power of the Word, Elisabeth Schussler Fiorenza, a scholar of feminist biblical interpretation and early Christian history, explores this difficult hermeneutical question. Because Christian scriptures were formulated in the context of Roman imperial power, they have functioned-and still do so-in the service of empire, legitimating colonialist expansion, racist exploitation, and heterosexist discrimination. Schussler Fiorenza calls for a critical feminist decolonizing reading, capable of identifying both the destructive powers of empire and the radical democratic visions of justice and well being that are inscribed in the scriptural text. The Power of the Word makes a contribution not only to traditional fields such as Pauline and Apocalypse studies, but also to the developing intersection of feminist and postcolonial biblical studies and the study of empire
Women, work, and poverty ( Book )
3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Violence against women ( Book )
4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Fiolenza, Elisabeth Schüssler
Fiorenza, Elisabeth 1938-
Fiorenza, Elisabeth S. 1938-
Fiorenza, Elisabeth Schüssler.
Fiorenza, Elisabeth Schüssler 1938-
Fiorenza Schüssler, Elisabeth 1938-
Schuessler Fiorenza, Elizabeth
Schuessler Fiorenza, Elizabeth 1938-
Schüssler, Elisabeth.
Schüssler, Elisabeth 1938-
Schüssler, Elisabeth Fiorenza
Schüßler, Fiorenza 1938-
Schüssler Fiorenza, E. 1938-
Schüssler Fiorenza, Elisabeth
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Shüssler Fiorenza, Elisabeth 1938-
フィオレンザ, エリザベス・S
フィオレンツァ, E. S
フィオレンツァ, E・シュスラー
English (273)
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