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Schüssler Fiorenza, Elisabeth 1938-

Works: 227 works in 821 publications in 8 languages and 21,998 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Commentaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Publishing director, Honoree, Creator, Other, Contributor
Classifications: BR129, 220.6082
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Bread not stone : the challenge of feminist biblical interpretation by Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza( Book )

35 editions published between 1984 and 2002 in English and Dutch and held by 1,857 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This feminist classic explores the ways in which women can read the Christian Bible with full understanding of both its oppressive and its liberating functions. In the substantial new Afterword to this edition, Elisabeth Schussler Fiorenza situates Bread Not Stone in relation to mainstream Biblical scholarship, Catholic and Protestant theologies, liberation theologies, and nineteenth-century feminist writings on the Bible. -- Publisher description
In memory of her : a feminist theological reconstruction of Christian origins by Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza( Book )

67 editions published between 1983 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,812 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
Jesus : Miriam's child, Sophia's prophet : critical issues in feminist Christology by Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza( Book )

44 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,079 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
The Book of Revelation--justice and judgment by Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza( Book )

23 editions published between 1984 and 1999 in English and held by 947 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."--Jacket
But she said : feminist practices of biblical interpretation by Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza( Book )

14 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in English and held by 912 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
Searching the Scriptures by Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza( Book )

26 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in English and Japanese and held by 886 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
Aspects of religious propaganda in Judaism and early Christianity( Book )

15 editions published between 1975 and 1986 in English and Japanese and held by 771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Feminist biblical studies in the 20th century : scholarship and movement by Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza( )

16 editions published between 1900 and 2015 in English and German and held by 730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This penultimate volume in the Bible and Women Encyclopedia series traces the intellectual history and institutional development of feminist biblical studies in the twentieth century. It situates feminist biblical studies as scholarship engendered by the women's movement and takes stock of feminist biblical schoalrship around the globe. The essays discuss the beginnings, institutional situations, theoretical-hermeneutical approaches, scholarly and grass-roots interpretations, and the future of feminist biblical scholarship on each continent to illustrate differences and commonalities on an international and intercultural level. Charting the twentieth-century rupture in male-dominated reception history, the book focuses on biblical studies in a feminist key. As women from all continents entered the academy, feminist approaches and theories of interpretation raised issues of power, exclusion, and domination. Joined by the work of postcolonial, differently abled, or differently religiously situated scholars, a critical analytic has emerged that includes race, class, heteronormativity, corporeality, imperialism, and more to address intersecting structures of global domination. Concluding essays highlight the creative political, educational, and cultural-religious contributions of feminist biblical studies to a wider public. (back cover)
Wisdom ways : introducing feminist biblical interpretation by Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza( Book )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and German and held by 649 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
Revelation : vision of a just world by Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza( Book )

33 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 645 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
Discipleship of equals : a critical feminist ekklēsia-logy of liberation by Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza( Book )

22 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in English and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sharing her word : feminist biblical interpretation in context by Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza( Book )

14 editions published between 1989 and 1999 in English and held by 569 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
Jesus and the politics of interpretation by Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza( Book )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 512 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
Transforming graduate biblical education : ethos and discipline by Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza( )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This uniques collection of essays, originating in seminars held at SBL's Annual and International Meetings, explores the current ethos and discipline of graduate biblical education from different social locations and academic contexts. It includes international voices of well-established scholars who have urged change for some time alongside younger scholars with new perspectives. The individual contributions emerge from a variegated set of experiences in graduate biblical studies and a critical analysis of those experiences. The volume is divided into four areas of investigation. The first section discusses the ethos of biblical studies and social location, and the second explores different cultural-national formations of the discipline. The third section considers the experiences and visions of graduate biblical studies, while the last section explores how to transform the discipline. All the contributions offer ways to transform graduate biblical education so that it becomes a socializing power that, in turn, can transform the present academic ethos of biblical studies. (Back cover)
Changing horizons : explorations in feminist interpretation by Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza( Book )

9 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Changing Horizons is the second of two volumes highlighting the ways in which Elisabeth Schùssler Fiorenza's work constructs a critical feminist theory and praxis of liberation, in relation to the biblical text and its legacy, and in relation to the theological and ecclesial setting of today. In these essays collected from her extraordinary career, Schùssler Fiorenza attempts to free both biblical studies and theology from disciplinary constraints and assumptions that have allowed them to acquiesce and even perpetuate forms of oppression-from racism and poverty to colonialism and gender equality. While Schùssler Fiorenza's feminist critical approach begins with the experience of women, that experience is appropriated through the lens of critical theory and a critical understanding of social and religious oppressions. It is, further, political in its aim to dethrone kyriarchal structures and foment genuinely egalitarian community in church and society"--Publisher description
Women, invisible in theology and church( Book )

4 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rhetoric and ethic : the politics of biblical studies by Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza( Book )

7 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 402 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 power of the word : Scripture and the rhetoric of empire by Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza( Book )

10 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 393 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
The power of naming : a Concilium reader in feminist liberation theology( Book )

6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Holocaust as interruption by David Tracy( Book )

8 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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But she said : feminist practices of biblical interpretation
Alternative Names
Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza Duits theologe

Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza German-American Roman Catholic theologian

Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza katholische feministische Theologin

Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza Teóloga feminista germano-estadounidense

Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza teologa statunitense

Fiolenza, Elisabeth Schüssler

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Fiorenza, Elisabeth S. 1938-

Fiorenza, Elisabeth Schuessler-

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Fiorenza, Elizabeth Schuessler, 1938-

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Schuessler Fiorenza, Elizabeth

Schuessler Fiorenza, Elizabeth 1938-

Schüssler, Elisabeth.

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Schüssler, Elisabeth Fiorenza

Schüßler, Fiorenza 1938-

Schüssler Fiorenza, E. 1938-

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Schüssler-Fiorenza, Elisabeth 1938-

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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 (372)

German (26)

Spanish (12)

Dutch (7)

Italian (4)

Japanese (3)

Finnish (2)

Chinese (1)

In memory of her : a feminist theological reconstruction of Christian originsJesus : Miriam's child, Sophia's prophet : critical issues in feminist ChristologyThe Book of Revelation--justice and judgmentBut she said : feminist practices of biblical interpretationSearching the ScripturesWisdom ways : introducing feminist biblical interpretationRevelation : vision of a just worldDiscipleship of equals : a critical feminist ekklēsia-logy of liberation