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God and the Rhetoric of Sexuality

God and the Rhetoric of Sexuality

Focusing on texts in the Hebrew Bible, and using feminist hermeneutics, Phyllis Trible brings out what she considers to be neglected themes and counter literature.

After outlining her method in more detail, she begins by highlighting the feminist imagery used for God; then she moves on to traditions embodying male and female within the context of the goodness of creation. If Genesis 2-3 is a love story gone awry, the Song of Songs is about sexuality redeemed in joy. In between lies the book of Ruth, with its picture of the struggles of everyday life.
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  • Publisher Fortress Press
  • Format Paperback
  • ISBN 9780800604646
  • Age/Grade Range Adult
  • Dimensions 5.5 x 8.5
  • Pages 206
  • Publication Date January 1, 1986


'Trible's brilliant rhetorical criticism, her diligent study of the Hebrew text, and her clarity about feminist hermeneutics, have indeed uncovered the lost token of faith within Scripture.'
— Sojourners

Table of Contents

The Foreword

1. Clues in a Text
2. Journey of a Metaphor
3. Passages Along the Way
4. A Love Story Gone Awry
5. Love's Lyrics Redeemded
6. A Human Comedy

The Afterwords
Scripture Index
Publisher's Note