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Texts of Terror

Texts of Terror

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Texts of Terror

Literary-Feminist Readings of Biblical Narratives

Phyllis Trible
Fortress, 1984
ISBN 9780800615376

Softcover, 148 pp.
5.5 x 8.5 inches

Professor Trible focuses on four variations upon the theme of terror in the Bible. By combining the discipline of literary criticism with the hermeneutics of feminism, she reinterprets the tragic stories of four women in ancient Israel: Hagar, Tamar, an unnamed concubine, and the daughter of Jephthah. In highlighting the silence, absence, and opposition of God, as well as human cruelty, Trible shows how these neglected stories—interpreted in memoriam—challenge both the misogyny of Scripture and its use in church, synagogue, and academy.

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