Countertraditions in the Bible: a feminist approach

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In this eye-opening book, Ilana Pardes explores the tense dialogue between dominant patriarchal discourses of the Bible and counter female voices. Her findings lead to reassessments of patriarchal traditions and of current feminist critiques. Pardes studies women's plots and subplots, dreams and pursuits, uncovering the diverse and at times conflicting figurations of femininity in biblical texts. She also sketches the ways in which antipatriarchal elements intermingle with other repressed elements in the Bible: polytheistic traditions, skeptical voices, and erotic longings.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCambridge, Mass
PublisherHarvard University Press
Number of pages194
ISBN (Print)0674175425, 067417545X, 9780674175457
StatePublished - 1992

Bibliographical note

Includes index.
Revision of the author's thesis (Ph.D.)--University of California, 1990.


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