Whispering the Word Paperback

Hearing Women's Stories in the Old Testament

by Jacqueline E Lapsley;

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Whispering the Word

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Many Christian feminists wonder if they can simultaneously maintain their commitment to principles of gender equality and their faith in the Scriptures, particularly the Old Testament. Writing in response to feminist biblical scholars who approach the Old Testament with a hermeneutic of suspicion, Jacqueline Lapsley offers Christian feminists strategies to hear the subtle ideas and voices of the less powerful within the Old Testament texts. Reading and interpreting a number of Old Testament narratives in which women are prominent, Lapsley considers how these stories may reflect God's word for us. In doing so, she demonstrates how the narrative often attempts to shape the moral response of the reader by revealing the intricacy and complexity of the moral world evoked. In this gentle shaping of the reader's ethical sensibilities, she argues, is where God may be whispering a word for us.

Whispering the Word by Jacqueline E Lapsley was published by Westminster in November 2005. The ISBN for Whispering the Word is 9780664224356.

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Details for Whispering the Word

Page last updated 6th September 2016
Author / Artist
Book Formatpaperback
PublisherWestminster (November 2005)
Editionannotated edition
Number of Pages300
Thickness9 mm
Height229 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code111348
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