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Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza has done pioneering work in biblical interpretation and feminist theology. Her teaching and research focus on questions of biblical and theological epistemology, hermeneutics, rhetoric, and the politics of interpretation, as well as on issues of theological education, radical equality, and democracy.

Professor Schüssler Fiorenza is a co-founder and co-editor of the Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion and has been a founding co-editor of the feminist issues of Concilium. She was elected the first woman president of the Society of Biblical Literature and has served on the boards of major biblical journals and societies. In 2001, she was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In recognition of her work, she has received honorary doctorates from St. Joseph’s College in Connecticut, Denison University in Ohio, St. Bernard’s Institute, Rochester, New York, the University of Uppsala, Sweden, the University of Würzburg, the Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, Augustana Theologische Hochschule in Bayern, and, most recently, has received the Jerome Award of the Catholic Library Association. In 2012, the Public Understanding of Religion Committee of the American Academy of Religion (AAR) named Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza the recipient of the 2012 Martin E. Marty Award for the Public Understanding of Religion. Schüssler Fiorenza has also been credited for coining the word “kyriarchy” in her book But She Said: Feminist Practices of Biblical Interpretation.

Her published work includes In Memory of Her (translated into 13 languages); Bread Not Stone: The Challenge of Feminist Biblical InterpretationBut She Said: Feminist Practices of Biblical Interpretation; Discipleship of Equals: A Critical Feminist Ekklēsia-Logy of Liberation; Revelation: Vision of a Just World; Searching the Scriptures: A Feminist Introduction and Commentary (2 vols.); The Power of Naming: A Concilium Reader in Feminist Liberation Theology; Jesus: Miriam’s Child, Sophia’s Prophet: Critical Issues in Feminist Christology; Sharing Her Word: Feminist Biblical Interpretation in Context; Rhetoric and Ethic: The Politics of Biblical Studies; Jesus and the Politics of Interpretation; Wisdom Ways: Introducing Feminist Biblical Interpretation; Grenzen überschreiten: Der theoretische Anspruch feministischer Theologie; The Power of the Word: Scripture and the Rhetoric of Empire; Democratizing Biblical Studies Toward an Emancipatory Educational Space; and Transforming Vision: Explorations in Feminist The*logy. She recently co-edited, with Laura Nasrallah, Prejudice and Christian Beginnings: Investigating Race, Gender, and Ethnicity in Early Christian Studies and, with Kent Richards, Transforming Graduate Biblical Education: Ethos and Discipline. Her most recent book is Changing Horizons: Explorations of Feminist Interpretation.

Jesus: Miriam’s Child, Sophia’s Prophet is the long-awaited sequel to the author’s best-selling scholarly work of a decade ago, In Memory of Her: A Feminist Reconstruction of Christian Origins. Translated into eight languages, In Memory of Her is undoubtedly the best-known work throughout the world to date by a feminist biblical scholar. In her new book, Prof. Schüssler 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, Jesus: Miriam’s Child, Sophia’s Prophet 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.

Re-imagining the Jesus movement in a feminist key transgresses the boundaries set by history, gender, and doctrine. 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.

ISBN-10: 9780826406712

ISBN-13: 978-0826406712 



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Elisabeth Schussler Fiorenza

Elisabeth Schussler Fiorenza 
by  Glen Enander,
 Martin E. Marty (Introduction)
 
 

In Memory of Her: A Feminis...


In Memory of Her: A Feminist Theological Reconstruction of Christian Origins 
by  Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza

 
 

Toward a New Heaven & a New...


Toward a New Heaven & a New Earth:
Essays in Honor of Elisabeth Schussler Fiorenza 

by  Fernando F. Segovia

 
 

Walk in the Ways of Wisdom:...


Walk in the Ways of Wisdom: Essay in Honor of Elisabeth Schussler Fiorenza 
by Shelly Matthews (editor),
Cynthia Briggs-Kittredge (Editor),

Melanie Johnston-DeBaufre (Editor)
 
 

But She Said: Feminist Prac...


But She Said: Feminist Practices of Biblical Interpretation 
by Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza
  4.13 avg rating — 46 ratings — published 1992 — 5 editions

 
 

Jesus: Miriam's Child, Soph...


Jesus: Miriam’s Child, Sophia’s Prophet: Critical Issues in Feminist Christology 
by Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza
  3.70 avg rating — 33 ratings — published 1994 — 5 editions

 
 

Bread Not Stone: The Challe...


Bread Not Stone: The Challenge of Feminist Biblical Interpretation 
by Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza
 

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 60 ratings — published 1984 — 5 editions
 
 

Wisdom Ways: Introducing Fe...


Wisdom Ways: Introducing Feminist Biblical Interpretation 
by Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza
  4.14 avg rating — 21 ratings — published 2001 — 1 edition

 
 

Revelation: Vision of a Jus...


Revelation: Vision of a Just World 
by Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza
  3.85 avg rating — 20 ratings — published 1991 — 5 editions

 
 

The Book of Revelation: Jus...


The Book of Revelation: Justice and Judgement 
by Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza

 4.08 avg rating — 24 ratings — published 1985 — 3 editions
 
 

Searching the Scriptures 1:...


Searching the Scriptures 1: A Feminist Introduction 
by Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza
  4.38 avg rating — 13 ratings — 2 editions

 
 

Discipleship of Equals: A C...


Discipleship of Equals: A Critical Feminist Ekklesia-logy of Liberation 
by Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza
  4.27 avg rating — 15 ratings — published 1993 — 3 editions

 
 

The Power of the Word: Scri...


The Power of the Word: Scripture and the Rhetoric of Empire 
by Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza
  4.33 avg rating — 12 ratings — published 2007 — 5 editions

 
 

The Power of Naming: A Conc...


The Power of Naming: A Concilium Reader in Feminist Liberation Theology
by Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza
  3.64 avg rating — 11 ratings — published 1996 — 2 editions

 
 

Jesus and the Politics of I...


Jesus and the Politics of Interpretation 
by Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza
  4.50 avg rating — 12 ratings — published 2000 — 2 editions

 
 

Transforming Vision: Explor...

Transforming Vision: Explorations in Feminist Theology 
by Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza,
 Linda M. Maloney (Translator)
  3.75 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 2011 — 4 editions
 
 

Sharing Her Word: Feminist ...


Sharing Her Word: Feminist Biblical Interpretation in Context 
by Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza
  3.50 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 1998 — 3 editions

 
 

Democratizing Biblical Stud...


Democratizing Biblical Studies: Toward an Emancipatory Educational Space 
by Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza
  4.36 avg rating — 11 ratings — published 2009 — 2 editions