By Marion Ann Taylor
"This guide is a gold mine, a needs to for all who care approximately girls and faith or the heritage of the reception of the biblical texts. web page after web page, article after article i discovered myself riveted via what i used to be learning."
--Dale C. Allison Jr., Pittsburgh Theological Seminary
"This guide is as vital because it is fascinating--important for its extraordinary skill to offer ear to voices lengthy forgotten and infrequently silenced and engaging for a way it turns the highlight at the tough yet stunning tale of ways ladies have engaged the Scriptures as they labored to take their rightful locations in pulpits, at lecterns, and round the tables of biblical interpretation. i discovered myself occasionally surprised, occasionally humbled, and infrequently inspired."
--Joel B. Green, Fuller Theological Seminary
"This deeply researched and wonderfully equipped quantity fills a tremendous hole, one that so much biblical students and church historians by no means spotted used to be there. It yields perception into how richly and variously the Bible functioned in various groups from past due antiquity to trendy instances as mirrored within the lives and writings of exceptional ladies. The heritage of biblical interpretation won't ever glance a similar again."
--Ellen F. Davis, Duke Divinity School
"This so much welcome guide offers a wealth of knowledge approximately an neglected measurement of the heritage of biblical interpretation. The array of interpreters coated here's breathtaking. Marion Ann Taylor has made a true contribution with this expertly edited quantity, which recovers and analyzes women's voices. This most suitable paintings merits a main position between biblical interpretation assets and masses compliment for its large and interesting discoveries."
--Donald ok. McKim, editor, Dictionary of significant Biblical Interpreters
"What a present and a call for participation this ebook is! For too lengthy i've been annoyed at my very own lack of awareness in regards to the background of women's interpretive engagement with the Bible. Marion Taylor's awesome publication adjustments every thing. The really appropriate selection of ladies interpreters, the succinct yet informative articles, and the immensely invaluable bibliographies all of sudden give the opportunity to educate and to write down approximately women's interpretation of the Bible all through history."
--Carol A. Newsom, Emory University
"Through pioneering and painstaking examine, the instruction manual of ladies Biblical Interpreters brilliantly places on demonstrate the insights and reflections of girls at the most crucial e-book within the background of the area. i've been ready eagerly for this instruction manual, and that i will henceforth seek advice it usually and with pride. All severe scholars of the Bible have to upload it to their collection--especially those that don't imagine they wish it."
--Timothy Larsen, Wheaton university
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