Recovering Nineteenth-Century Women Interpreters of the Bible

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Society of Biblical Lit, 18.09.2007 - 244 Seiten

Women have been thoughtful readers and interpreters of scripture throughout the ages, yet the usual history of biblical interpretation includes few women’s voices. To introduce readers to this untapped source for the history of biblical interpretation, this volume presents forgotten works from the nineteenth century written by women—including Grace Aguilar, Florence Nightingale, and Harriet Beecher Stowe, among others—from various faith backgrounds, countries, and social classes engaging contemporary biblical scholarship. Due to their exclusion from the academy, women’s interpretive writings addressed primarily a nonscholarly audience and were written in a variety of genres: novels and poetry, catechisms, manuals for Bible study, and commentaries on the books of the Bible. To recover these nineteenth-century women interpreters of the Bible, each essay in this volume locates a female author in her historical, ecclesiastical, and interpretive context, focusing on particular biblical passages to clarify an author’s contributions as well as to explore how her reading of the text was shaped by her experience as a woman.

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Recovering Womens Voices in the History of Biblical Interpretation
1
Sarah Trimmers Commentary on the Bible
19
Voice of a Mother
31
Conversations on the Bible with a Lady of Philadelphia
45
Catherine McAuleys Interpretation of Scripture
63
A NineteenthCentury Woman as PsalmReader
81
The Kitchen and the Study
99
A Mother to Many
117
Translating the Letter of Scripture Into Life
149
The Prophetic Voice of Christina Rossetti
165
NineteenthCentury Oxford Principal and Bible Interpreter
181
An Adversarial Interpreter of Scripture
201
A Woman of Wisdom and Conviction
217
Contributors
233
Index of Ancient Sources
235
Index of Modern Authors
241

Josephine ButlersSocially Conscious Commentary on Hagar
135

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Seite 123 - I have set the Lord always before me : Because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved. Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth : My flesh also shall rest in hope. For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell ; Neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption. Thou wilt show me the path of life : In thy presence is fulness of joy ; At thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.
Seite 25 - BLESSED Lord, who hast caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning; Grant that we may in such wise hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them, that by patience and comfort of thy holy Word, we may embrace, and ever hold fast, the blessed hope of everlasting life, which thou hast given us in our Saviour Jesus Christ.
Seite 124 - Remember now, O LORD, I beseech thee, how I have walked before thee in truth and with a perfect heart, and have done that which is good in thy sight.
Seite 173 - And further, by these, my son, be admonished : of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh.
Seite 207 - When a man hath taken a wife, and married her, and it come to pass that she find no favour in his eyes, because he hath found some uncleanness in her: then let him write her a bill of divorcement, and give it in her hand, and send her out of his house.
Seite 23 - For the vineyard of the LORD of hosts is the house of Israel...
Seite 123 - Thou lovest righteousness, and hatest wickedness : therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.
Seite 123 - And in that day thou shalt say, O Lord, I will praise thee : though thou wast angry with me, thine anger is turned away, and thou comfortedst me. Behold, God is my salvation ; I will trust, and not be afraid ; for the Lord Jehovah is my strength and my song ; he also is become my salvation.
Seite 83 - Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; And I shall dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.

Über den Autor (2007)

Christiana de Groot is Professor of Religion at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She is the author of The Alien in Israelite Law (1991).

Marion Ann Taylor is Associate Professor of Old Testament at Wycliffe College, The University of Toronto. She is the co-editor of Let Her Speak for Herself: Nineteenth-Century Women Writing on the Women of Genesis (2006) and the author of The Old Testament in the Old Princeton School (1812–1929) (1992).

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