The authors provide intentional interpretations of biblical texts that cast gender, race, class and power relationships as issues inherent in both the content and context of scripture and its interpretation.
Women's interpretations raise awareness about differences in the ways women and men may read the Scriptures in light of differences in their life experiences. Interpreters include Elizabeth Rice Achtemeier, Saint Birgitta of Sweden, Catherine Mumford Booth, Anne Bradstreet, Catherine of Siena, Clare of Assisi, Egeria, Elizabeth I, Hildegard, Julian of Norwich, ThErEse of Lisieux, Marcella, Henrietta C. Mears, Florence Nightingale, Phoebe Palmer, Faltonia Betitia Proba, Pandita Ramabai, Christina Georgina Rossetti, Dorothy Leigh Sayers, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Harriet Beecher Stowe, St. Teresa of Avila, Sojourner Truth, and Susanna Wesley.
Selected Titles from "The Feminist Companion" Series:
The feminist volume volume on Johannine literature includes Adele Reinhartz on Women in the Johannine Community: An Exercise in Historical Imagination; Satako Yamaguchi, 'I Am (I Do)' Sayings and Women in Context and Dorothy Lee, Abiding in the Fourth.