Countertraditions in the Bible A Feminist Approach

ISBN-10: 067417545X
ISBN-13: 9780674175457
Edition: 1992
Authors: Ilana Pardes
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Description: In this eye-opening book, llana Pardesexplores the tense dialogue between dominant patriarchal discourses of the Bible and counter female voices. Pardes studies women's plots and subplots, dreams and pursuits, uncovering the diverse and at times  More...

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Book details

List price: $32.00
Copyright year: 1992
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 10/15/1993
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 206
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.65" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

In this eye-opening book, llana Pardesexplores the tense dialogue between dominant patriarchal discourses of the Bible and counter female voices. Pardes studies women's plots and subplots, dreams and pursuits, uncovering the diverse and at times conflicting figurations of femininity in biblical texts. She also sketches the ways in which antipatriarchal elements intermingle with other repressed elements in the Bible: polytheistic traditions, skeptical voices, and erotic longings.

ILana Pardes is Lecturer in Comparative Literature and English at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem.

Preliminary Excavations
Miriam and Her Brothers
Creation according to Eve
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Simone de Beauvoir and Kate Millett
Phyllis Trible
Esther Fuchs
Mieke Bal
The Book of J
Conclusion
Beyond Genesis 3: The Politics of Maternal Naming
Maternal Naming-Speeches
Uprising
Reversal: Dialogic Naming
Falling Again
Creative Hierarchies
When P Expands on Genesis I
P versus J
Mixed Languages
Rachel's Dream: The Female Subplot
The Young Barren One versus The Elder Cowife
Exchanging Plots
Joining Forces
Rachel's Death
Difference in Development
Dreams and Reality
Zipporah and the Struggle for Deliverance
Female Saviors
Back to the Ark
The Bridgeroom of Blood
Textual Traces
The Egyptian Connection
The Politics of Transition
Longings
Eruption
The Book of Ruth: Idyllic Revisionism
The Plot of Female Bonding
The Doubling of the Female Subject
Estrangement
A Midrashic Parallel
" I Am a Wall, and my Breast like Towers": The Song of Songs and the Question of Canonization
The (Im)purity of the Songs
Eros
Constructions of Gender
Refraction Revisited
Dreams and Walls
The Changing of the Guard
The Keepers of the Torah
Conclusion
Job's Wife
Beyond Piety
Fragment Names
Open House
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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