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Faith and Feminism in Nineteenth-Century Religious Communities
edited by Michaela Sohn-Kronthaler and Ruth Albrecht
SBL Press, 2019
Cloth: 978-0-88414-275-1 | eISBN: 978-0-88414-274-4 | Paper: 978-1-58983-582-5
Library of Congress Classification BV639.W7
Dewey Decimal Classification 274.081082


Explore a diversity of feminist readings of the Bible

This latest volume in the Bible and Women series is concerned with documenting, through word and image, both well-known and largely unknown women and their relationship to the Bible from the period of the late eighteenth century up to the beginning of the twentieth century. The essays in this collection illustrate the broad range of treatment of the Holy Scripture. Paul Chilcote, Marion Ann Taylor, Christiana de Groot, Elizabeth M. Davis, and Pamela S. Nadell offer perspectives on the Anglo-American sphere during this period. Marina Cacchi, Adriano Valerio, Inmaculada Blasco Herranz, and Alexei Klutschewski and Eva Maria Synek illuminate the areas of southern and eastern Europe. Angela Berlis, Ruth Albrecht, Doris Brodbeck, Ute Gause, and Michaela Sohn-Kronthaler examine women from the German-speaking world and their texts. Bernhard Schneider, Magda Motté, Katharina Büttner-Kirschner, and Elfriede Wiltschnigg treat the subject area of religious literature and art.


  • Insight into how women participated in academic exegesis and applied biblical figures as models for structuring their own lives

  • Exploration of genres used by women, including letters, diaries, autobiographical records, stories, novels, songs, poems, and specialized exegetical treatises and commentaries on individual books of the Bible

  • Detailed analyses of women’s interpretations ranging from those that sought to confirm traditions to those that challenged them

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