Wisdom Commentary (Vol. 50): Ephesians (Schüssler Fiorenza)
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A Significant Milestone in the History of Feminism and the Study of Scripture.
Ephesians is a “mystery” text that seeks to make known the multifarious Wisdom of G*d. At its heart is the question of power. In this commentary, Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza examines the political understandings of ekklesia and household in Ephesians as well as the roles that such understandings have played in the formation of early Christian communities and that still shape such communities today. By paying close attention to the function of androcentric biblical language within Ephesians, Schüssler Fiorenza engages in a critical feminist emancipatory approach to biblical interpretation that calls for conscientization and change, that is, for the sake of wo/men’s salvation or wellbeing.
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The Wisdom Commentary series is the first scholarly collaboration to offer detailed feminist interpretation of every book of the Bible. This new series aims to include the best of current feminist biblical scholarship available today.
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Wisdom Commentary (Vol. 50): Ephesians
• Author: Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza
• Volume Editor: Linda M. Maloney
• General Editor: Barbara E. Reid
• Publisher: Liturgical Press (2017)