Menstrual Purity Hardback
Rabbinic and Christian Reconstructions of Biblical Gender
by Charlotte Elisheva Fonrobert;
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The author shows that rabbinic discourse is not completely controlled by rabbinic ideology, however. She analyzes talmudic discussions that allow alternative gender perspectives to emerge, indicating that women and their bodies were not completely objectified. This suggests that the Babylonian Talmud does not present a completely homogeneous gender structure, but contains a number of different, sometimes contradictory, possibilities. The book concludes with a study of early Christian texts that relate to the same biblical laws on menstrual impurity as rabbinic texts, focusing in particular on a Jewish-Christian text in which the anonymous author polemicizes against Jewish women converts who remain attached to the biblical laws. This text allows us to reconstruct women's perspectives on the inscription of religious meaning onto their bodies and physiological processes.
Menstrual Purity by Charlotte Elisheva Fonrobert was published by Stanford University Press in March 2002. The ISBN for Menstrual Purity is 9780804737258.
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|Author / Artist||Charlotte Elisheva Fonrobert|
|Publisher||Stanford University Press (March 2002)|
|Number of Pages||344|
|Page last updated||16th September 2017|